Man Strips Naked at the Detroit Airport, Gets Screened By TSA

On Friday morning, around 6:30 a.m., a man walked up to a TSA checkpoint at the Detroit airport, “removed all of his clothing..and approached a metal detector.”

The man reportedly made it through TSA screening but authorities were called and both police and the fire department responded. However, determining there was no threat, police did not arrest him.

Naked man was taken to a local hospital. No injuries were reported outside of eye damage to onlookers.

This comes just months after a passenger claimed he needed to fly naked because clothes affect his ‘agility’ (and therefore his ability to fly) and after a naked male passenger was detained at Chicago O’Hare after running around outside on the tarmac.

For reasons I’ve never quite been able to fathom there’s a long history of naked passengers in airports. And yet Naked-Air somehow didn’t succeed.

(HT: Ken A.)

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  1. As more and more Americans give up their ciivl rights for the sake of safety, soon we will all be going through TSA naked

  2. Mark – You just presented a visual that I will never be able to get out of my mind…….

  3. You should be ashamed of yourself, posting the face of this man. He clearly has mental health issues and I am certain did not consent to his photo being published.

  4. Kathy: you should understand that there is no requirement for anyone to get your permission before publishing a picture taken of you in public. It’s called news reporting, and it’s protected by the first amendment.

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