A naked man was taken into custody by police on Monday after allegedly parading around Terminal C at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport without a stitch of clothing on.
Airport police made contact with the man near TGI Fridays at around 10:15 p.m. on September 18. He will be given a mental health evaluation, according to CBS News Texas.
A video taken by a bystander showed the man calmly strolling around naked, unfazed by those around him.
Once posted, the video garnered considerable attention on social media and had received over 1.1 million views by the morning of September 20, according to WFAA.
The onlooker recording the revealing walk can be heard exclaiming, “There’s a naked guy in the airport.” Acknowledging the comment, the unidentified man turns and points with a confirming remark and a smile.
“My man,” responded the onlooker.
However, a woman’s voice can also be heard admonishing the onlooker for recording the incident.
This peculiar happening joins a growing list of recent uncommon events in Texas airports.
For instance, in July, an incident on an American Airlines flight out of DFW Airport went viral, as reported in The Dallas Express.
Tiffany Gomas, 38, had an outburst onboard that included shouting, “that motherf****r back there is not real” at fellow passengers. The incident resulted in Gomas being escorted off the plane and issued a verbal criminal trespass notice.
Gomas later apologized for the outburst in a video, saying that her being dubbed the “crazy plane lady” had been totally warranted.
Although being nude isn’t necessarily against the law, indecent exposure — defined as showing the genitals or the anus to someone who would be offended by this act — is prohibited under Texas Penal Code.
Depending on intent, the offense is typically prosecuted as a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by no more than 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
It could also lead to a possible sex offender registration, which could severely limit a person’s ability to find employment, housing, and more for 10 years. However, those facing their very first conviction for indecent exposure commonly are not required to register as a sex offender.
In Dallas, the number of sex crimes logged by the authorities since the start of the year is 550, a 1.5% increase from the year before. Most of these offenses have been rape, followed by fondling.