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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 01/10/2011

Va. airport protester has charges dropped

By Associated Press

A man who stripped to his underwear at a Richmond International Airport checkpoint to protest security procedures won’t face a criminal charge.

Media outlets report that a disorderly conduct charge against 21-year-old Aaron Tobey of Charlottesville was dropped Monday following a hearing in Hernrico General District Court.

Airport police had said Tobey took off his shirt and pants at the airport on Dec. 30. He had scrawled across his chest a reference to the Constitution’s 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Wade Kizer says Tobey’s actions didn’t rise to a level that would violate the disorderly conduct law.

By Associated Press  | January 10, 2011; 10:33 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Comments

awesome! it's ridiculous he was charged to begin with. We should be encouraging young attractive people to strip down to their underwear at our airports, shopping malls and where ever people gather.

Posted by: MarilynManson | January 10, 2011 11:41 AM | Report abuse

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