Man Strips Naked to Protest TSA Patdown

Brennan says act was "nude but not lewd"

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Security line     Photo: Josh Hallett/Flickr

Transportation Security Agency officials arrested a Portland, Oregon man on Tuesday after he stripped naked at a security checkpoint in Portland International Airport. John E. Brennan, 50, of Portland had tested positive for nitrates on his clothing but insisted he was not carrying any illicit materials. To prove it, Brennan removed his clothing in front of TSA agents and nearby passengers in an act that he insists was "nude but not lewd." Brennan, who flies frequently, said he had no intention of removing his clothes at security until he felt his privacy was being violated. He has been charged with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure.

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