Flier Strips to Protest Airport Security

Oregon man told cops he was sick of being harassed by TSA
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2012 2:42 AM CDT
John E. Brennan, 49, was busted on charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.   (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
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(Newser) – A Portland man who'd had enough of TSA screening made it absolutely clear he wasn't carrying any contraband—but still missed his flight. John Brennan, 49, was busted after he stripped naked to protest airport security screening, AP reports. "While some passengers covered their eyes and their children's eyes, and moved away from the screening area, others stepped out of the screening lanes to look, laugh, and take photos," the police incident report says. Officials say drugs and alcohol were not involved.

"He got pulled aside for extra security measures. He was clearly protesting it, according to a witness who overhead Brennan asking as he stripped to his birthday suit: "Do I have anything illegal? Am I good to go through now?" Brennan told police he was a frequent flier who "disrobed as a form of protest against TSA screeners he felt were harassing him." He has been charged with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. Something similar happened in Denver earlier this month. (Read more Transportation Security Administration stories.)

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