John E. Brennen arrested for getting naked at Portland International Airport to "protest" TSA, arrested
(CBS/AP) PORTLAND, Ore. - Police say a 49-year-old man stripped naked at the Portland International Airport Tuesday as a protest against airport security screeners.
According to the incident report, John E. Brennen's actions caused some passengers to cover their eyes and their children's eyes while others looked, laughed and took photos. Two screening lanes were temporarily closed.
Police say the Portland man was arrested for investigation of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.
He later told authorities he flies often and "disrobed as a form of protest against TSA (Transportation Security Administration) screeners he felt were harassing him."
He missed his flight to San Jose, Calif.