TSA Agents love their iPads! After cash and pills, it’s one of the most common things for them to take.
Pictured here is Clayton Keith Dovel. This rotund man was arrested last month; today he was indicted in the theft of iPads from passenger’s luggage.
Police found a stolen iPad in his possession, and information gathered by the investigators resulted in the recovery of 8 stolen iPads.
From the looks of him, I think he ate them!
According to airport police, a traveler reported Jan. 24 that his iPad 2 had been stolen and that he had traced it electronically to a home in Bedford owned by Dovel.
While arresting Dovel in that case, airport police discovered another iPad in Dovel’s leather satchel. Dovel told authorities that the iPad was his but that he couldn’t remember where he bought it, according to police reports.
Using that iPad’s serial number, police traced it to a Grand Prairie man who had reported that it was stolen as he traveled through Terminal E in May.
In the indictment, Dovel is also accused of stealing iPads in November and early January.
The TSA, as usual, insists that this is not a problem, and that the Public should accept their items stolen in the name of safety! Or something like that. It’s hard to pay attention to anything the TSA says anymore.
The real outrage is that a passenger had to be the detective. With at least 9 iPads stolen, if only the TSA–with all its experience in detecting terrorist cells–would have seen who was on duty when each of the iPads was stolen and looked for the common denominator. This would have revealed who the thief was.
The TSA didn’t crack this case because they don’t care. This is proof.