PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Portland man arrested after he stripped naked at a TSA security station at Portland International Airport in April and was found not guilty Thrusday of public indecency.
"In some way or another the court system works. that nudity is protected speech in Oregon," said John Brennan, the protester who was auqitted of the charges in an interview with KGW."As citizens we need to be more aware of what our rights are and when they are violating them."
Back in April Brennan went to PDX flying out for a business trip to San Jose, Calif. after going through a metal detector and a pat down, the TSA agent took a piece of paper transferred the residue from his gloves and put it into a machine.
"As he arrived, I said 'I tested positive for?' And the supervisor said 'nitrates.' I thought I'm now in trouble with the TSA," Brennan said.
At this point Brennan had had enough. "It was a no brainier as far as I was concerned," he said. So he stripped naked in front of the shocked TSA agent.
"They're getting as close to seeing us naked as they can and I upping the anty," said Brennan and the bet paid off with a validation of the law.
The TSA is still investigating to see if he interfered with the screening process according to KGW.