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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Portland Man Literally Shows TSA Screeners What S.F. Nudists Won't

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 8:40 AM

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  • Now that's explosive

The year 2010 was anticlimactic for San Francisco nudists after they chickened out on their much-hyped plans to strip for TSA screeners to protest the new and invasive security measures at the airport.

Well, it seems a Portland computer programmer showed us -- literally. According to press reports, 49-year-old John Brennan, who was bound for San Jose yesterday evening, disrobed for TSA authorities as he went through the airport security line at the Portland International Airport.

Brennan was in line at about

5:35 p.m. getting screened for his Alaskan Airlines flight to San Jose when he removed his clothing "as a form of protest against TSA screeners who he

felt were harassing him."

"The machine went off and I

asked what it was and he said nitrates, which I know from Oklahoma City

is one of the explosive ingredients," Brennan told NewsChannel 8. "And I

was not interested in being hassled, so I took my clothes [off] to show I was

not carrying any explosives."

Amused passengers snapped photos of a bare-chested Brennan while security officials harassed Brennan, asking him to put his clothes back

on. When Brennan refused, police arrested him on suspicion of indecent


Incidentally, authorities never did find an explosive device on him.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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