John Brennan, a Portland resident, took his clothes off at a Portland airport after feeling harassed by Transportation Security Administration screeners.
After passing through the metal detector, he was patted down and was told he tested positive for explosives.
Brennan felt humiliated about the situation and decided to take his clothes off as protest to the TSA screening.
He definitely got the attention of airport screeners and landed himself in jail for it.
The 50-year-old believes that going naked is a form of free speech which he gladly used to protest the use of fear and intimidation by the TSA.
“I just took off my clothes and said ‘See, I don’t have any explosives,’” Brennan said. “The individuals at TSA are just doing their job and the whole organization needs to find a balance between safety and privacy. They use fear and intimidation and it’s got to stop somewhere.”
“I am aware that’s a tool I can use for free speech,” said Brennan. “I know that as an Oregonian and as a citizen, one of my ways of expressing myself is being naked. It gets people’s attention.”
According to a police report, two screening lanes were closed as a result of his actions. Some passengers stepped out of the lanes to take photos of Mr. Brennan.
Police officers were soon called into the airport. They handcuffed and covered him with a blanket. He was later taken to a county jail and faces charges of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure.