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Perhaps it should go without saying that just because you’re on a business or other trip, away from your “regular” surroundings, that the laws of nature, society and life still apply. I think that it goes without saying that you want to be extra careful when say, you’re walking around naked.

What happens in Denver…

United Airlines captain Andrew Collins was in the Westin hotel in Denver in September 2018 (I’m assuming the Westin Denver International Airport), talking on the phone, walking around naked with his curtains open, for 20 minutes. He apparently thought that nobody could see him because the windows were somewhat opaque.

How this story SHOULD have ended (had someone that saw him naked even cared enough to mention it): the hotel should have contacted him and said “Hey people can see you naked; put some clothes on” = the end

How it ACTUALLY ended – the police were called, they came in with guns drawn, and he was arrested for indecent exposure and put in an airport jail. Here’s the body cam footage from the Denver Post

Lawsuit settled

While I do think it’s prudent to be careful about walking around naked, clearly this response was over the top. A judge agreed, and dismissed the case back in March. Collins sued the city and recently settled for $300,000. Apparently he is also considering suing the Westin for letting the police in, and wants to donate some / all of his winnings to The Innocence Project.


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