John E. Brennan poses for a photo outside his Portland home.

John E. Brennan poses for a photo outside his Portland home. Don Ryan/AP

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Video: Getting Naked at the Checkpoint

Portland man takes stripped-down approach to TSA screening.

John E. Brennan ran into a little trouble at Portland International Airport Tuesday evening. Apparently, as he was going through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint, his clothes appeared to show possible traces of explosive residue, so he was held up.

There are many ways to address such a situation -- such as calmly waiting for further screening, protesting, or simply accepting one's fate. Brennan chose none of these. Rather, BoingBoing reports, he decided that the solution was to strip off the allegedly offending clothes and stand naked at the checkpoint.

All that got him was arrested.

Here's a local news report on the incident: