Probably the last thing anyone expects to see at the airport is a fat, naked middle-aged man. But that's just what passengers saw a couple of weeks ago at the airport in Portland, Oregon as they waited to go through security screening for the hour-and-a-half flight to San Jose, California.
Transportation Security Administration agents called John Brennan, 50, aside for "extra security measures." That was the last straw. He complied by stripping naked.
He reportedly asked, "Do I have anything illegal? Am I good to go through now?"
He wasn't good to go through, though.
Authorities arrested him for indecent exposure, restricted, then later restored his right to fly in and out of the state, and offered to drop the indecent exposure charge in exchange for an undisclosed amount of time in community service.
Brennan said no and is going to court.
The TSA responded by announcing an investigation into his "disruption" of the security check line. Brennan says he is being harassed.
A lot of Internet buzz has been focused on seeing a "disgusting, fat middle-aged man naked in the airport." But is that really the issue?
Brennan says it's not – 4th Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure are. I'd agree.
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