John Brennan, from Portland, Oregon, was acquitted of indecent exposure after the April 17 showdown with a TSA agent who said he found nitrates on Brennan's clothes. Four TSA officials and a police officer testified yesterday about the chain of events that led to Brennan taking off his clothes in the middle of the airport
The 50-year-old is this time sitting before an administrative law judge to fight a $1,000 fine from the TSA for 'interference with screening'.
Four TSA officials and a police officer testified yesterday about the chain of events that led to Brennan taking off his clothes in the middle of the airport.
Steven Van Gordon told the court that Brennan opted for a pat down rather than the full body scan and had been quiet during most of the security check before suddenly starting to narrate what was going on.
When the alarm went off, indicating explosives, Van Gordon called over a supervisor who told Brennan that nitrates were present, he told the court. That's when he started to - peacefully - strip
Brennan's lawyer asked him if he had shouted at him, used profanity or verbally abused him during the security check and Van Gordon answered that he had not.