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John E. Brennen arrested for getting naked at Portland International Airport to "protest" TSA, arrested

An October 2010 file photo of a TSA security checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Michael Nagle/Getty Images

John E. Brennen stripped naked in the Portland International Airport
Scott-Ryan Abbe, KOIN Local 6/Scott-Ryan Abbe

(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.

  • Crimesider Staff

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