April 18th, 2012
02:44 AM ET

Police: Man strips naked at Oregon airport as protest against TSA

A 50-year-old man who said he felt that airport screeners were "harassing" him stripped naked at Portland International Airport, police in Oregon said.

Police charged John E. Brennan with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure after he disrobed while going through the security screening area at the airport Tuesday evening.

"When interviewed about his actions Mr. Brennan stated he fly's a lot and had disrobed as a form of protest against TSA Screeners who he felt were harassing him," a police incident report said.

He was not intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time, police said.

Brennan was scheduled to fly on Alaska Airlines from Portland to San Jose, California.

Police said screeners asked him "numerous times" to put on his clothes, but he refused.

"Mr. Brennan's actions caused two screening lanes to be closed and 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 of Mr. Brennan," the police report said.

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  1. BOMBO ©

    His mother must be so proud.

    April 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pam Williams

      I understand Mr Brennan's frustration. After going thru a full body scan and then facing a pat, down at the Columbia airport , I offered to disrobe to my under garments. I was threatened with arrest. The TSA agents knew why the scanner was going off but I was told that after two trips thru the scanner, I had no choice. If I had chosen to leave the airport before the pat down, I was told that I would be escorted off the airport by security. The TSA should be required to have a sign stating the rights that we give up when we enter their security check point.

      April 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bill

    Sandusky is so proud of him

    April 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
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