Local News

Witness: Frustrated flier strips in Charlotte airport

Posted May 20, 2015 8:26 p.m. EDT

Travelers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport got an eyeful Wednesday morning when a man, reportedly upset that his flight was overbooked, stripped naked in the concourse.

Sherry Ketchie shared photos with Charlotte CBS affiliate WBTV.

She told the station that she saw people running and then heard snickering, so she went to take a look.

"He had his clothes on, at that point, and then he started standing there with his arms crossed and hollering at the lady at the desk," Ketchie told WBTV. "He stood there for a moment and then started taking off his clothes. I ain't never seen nothing [like that] in my life."

An airport employee told Ketchie that the man was angry about a flight.

Representatives of the airline, US Airways, and the airport directed questions to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, who told WBTV that the man "was suffering from a medical issue." Police don't plan to file any charges.

"I was not expecting to see nothing like that," Ketchie told WBTV. "I've never seen nothing like that at Charlotte Douglas airport. Never," she said. "And that's when I got out my phone and started taking pictures."