A naked man thought he would outsmart the TSA agents inside a Tennessee airport. I’ve seen protests here and there on YouTube but never anything like this.
Traveler Eric Brian Cherry thought he was the smartest man on the planet with this vulgar unsanitary stunt. Begs so many questions… Was he flying first class or coach? Let’s just hope he would have been assigned an aisle seat. (I think I just got sick.) And did he use the curbside baggage check? Don’t see any carry-on luggage. And where was he carrying his photo identification? (Wait… I don’t want to know the answer to that question.)
From the NY Daily News:
The nude man ditched his clothes in a nearby parking lot before making his way inside the Tennessee airport at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, when travelers near the baggage claim spied his antics.
“I turned my head and I saw some creamy white thighs and ankles,” witness Tod Brilliant told the Daily News. “And I said, ‘That’s a naked man.’ ”
The man, later identified as Eric Brian Cherry, was walking ‘nonchalantly’ toward the airport’s express lane. Brilliant said he tapped the man on the shoulder and complimented him for his bold strut, which he initially interpreted as an anti-TSA protest.
“I said, ‘You are amazing,’ ” Brilliant added. “He turned his head to me and said ‘Thanks.’ ” His stunt went on for two minutes before security confronted Cherry, slapping the suspect with a public indecency charge. His clothes were returned and he was booked into a Nashville jail.
“Wasn’t anything malicious,” airport spokeswoman Shannon Sumrall said. “Just a harmless gentleman.” Sumrall revealed that Cherry has a history of mental health issues, having tried to enter the airport sans clothes in the past.
“He’s never made it in the terminal before,” Sumrall added. “Most of the time he’s walking around in the parking lot.”
According to the Tennessean, this wasn’t the first time Cherry has been arrested for being naked in public. In 2009, he was charged with public indecency after walking around naked in a bus stop parking lot.
Nashville airport spokeswoman Shannon Sumrall said Cherry had previously been seen walking around airport property without his clothes. Sunday was the first time he made it inside the airport terminal; she told the NY Daily News.
At least, he didn’t have to go through a pat-down search.
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