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Weekly Weird: A Voluntary Airport Strip Search

This week we had deja vu with a story about another naked passenger in the airport, plus mishaps with pilots and the TSA.

John Brennan was apparently feeling harassed by airport security at Portland International, reports CNN. So he decided to strip naked, saying, “I just took off my clothes and said ‘See, I don’t have any explosives.'” Brennan was arrested for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct, and if you’re curious to see what the free show looked like, CNN has pictures of the incident.

We all know about the dangers of texting and driving, so it would follow that texting while flying is probably not a great idea. However, the Herald Sun reports that a Jetstar flight from Darwin to Singapore had to abort a landing back in 2010. Now, a report’s been released saying that the crew was distracted by text message alert sounds coming from the captain’s cell phone. When the first officer decided to abort the landing, he tried to tell the captain what he was doing, and upon receiving no response, looked over and saw the captain on his cell phone. Apparently, the first officer had to stop the first touchdown attempt because the landing gear was not properly deployed.

And finally, who’s screening the screeners? The Washington Post reports that a former TSA agent pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone. The agent reportedly allowed the drug smugglers to go through airport security in exchange for cash bribes.

Did you see anything weird during your travels this week? Leave a comment below!

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