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TSA screener busted

2008-10-13 23:48:49.215454+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Bail set at a million hundred-thousand dollars for TSA airport baggage screener Pythias Brown who stole out of luggage and sold on eBay. Other version of the story. TSA, making you feel safer.

Lara Uselding, a TSA spokeswoman, said 465 transportation security officers have been terminated for theft since May 1, 2003, or 0.4 percent of those employed by the agency.

Or at least those are the ones they caught. Silly question: If this guy could walk off with that much stuff from luggage, what are the chances that, oh, I don't know, someone similarly dishonest but with different motives could put stuff in luggage?

Yeah. I feel safer. What sort of lame-ass security procedures allowed crap like this? Kip Hawley is still an idiot.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-14 10:02:00.356407+00 by: meuon

That's why I don't check my bags.. or at least, not the ones with gear in them.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-14 21:32:29.53859+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

uh... am I missing something? I read 100,000 -- not 1,000,000

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-14 21:42:56.82637+00 by: Dan Lyke

Whoops. Thanks, Mark. Somehow I figured that a guy who was trying to fence a $43k camera on eBay was worth seven figures in bail, not just six.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-15 00:02:46.079604+00 by: davep_phone [edit history]

I check bags, but only the clothes, shampoo and toothpaste. I keep being disappointed they haven't stolen my dirty underwear.