Nudity Is Always A Fun Way To Protest The TSA

Perhaps the man who stripped naked at the Portland International Airport security checkpoint last night just figured he was saving the TSA the step of having to pat him down for concealed items?

According to KATU-TV, around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the man took off all of his clothes at the TSA checkpoint at PDX, apparently in protest of what he views as harassment by the agency.

The man managed to get all the way down to what the good lord gave him, in full view of other travelers, at least one of whom was on-the-ball (no pun intended, but why not?) and snapped the above photo.

Screeners reportedly asked the protester to put his clothes back on but he refused. Meanwhile, two lanes were shut while agents dealt with the matter, meaning his protest likely resulted in longer waits for the same travelers on whose behalf he was baring his bizness.

In the end, he was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure and held on $4,000 bond.

KATU reached the man’s father, who said, “This is quite a shock. He hasn’t been under any stress that I know of. He’s never really under any stress. He works for a computer company in California. He does something with the Internet, which is just kind of mystical to me. This is quite a surprise.”

Man protests airport security – naked [KATU]

Thanks to Amy for the tip!