TSA considers upholding $1,000 fine for man who stripped naked at Portland airport

PORTLAND, Ore. - Tuesday, the Transportation Security Administration may uphold a $1,000 fine for a man who stripped naked at Portland International Airport.

John Brennan, of Portland, says that's fine with him. He plans to appeal in federal court to force a review of the constitutionality of TSA searches and inspections.

Brennan told KATU he hopes it leads to more effective, non-invasive procedures.

Brennan says he was cooperative but stripped to show he wasn't hiding anything last year when a screener reported finding traces of nitrates, which could indicate an explosive.

Video shows TSA workers surrounding Brennan with plastic crates after he bared it all.

Brennan was acquitted of charges in county court. Now TSA must decide whether to uphold Brennan's $1,000 for disrupting the screening process.

 

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