LAX has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous airports to fly through, if you don’t want the TSA to steal your stuff!
And it looks like the TSA Officers at LAX want to maintain their reputation. Just last week, police arrested a TSA officer who, it is alleged, took cash out of a passenger’s wallet. ABC News reports:
A TSA employee working in a Los Angeles airport could become the 382nd worker fired from the security agency for allegedly stealing from travelers, a years-long problem highlighted in a recent ABC News investigation.
Los Angeles police released a statement late Friday saying a passenger came to the authorities after he said money had been taken out of his wallet while he was going through airport security at Los Angeles International Airport. After a brief investigation, police arrested 47-year-old TSA employee Clyde Reese for the alleged theft.
As of Friday, the TSA said Reese would be removed from screening duties and could be fired should wrongdoing be proven, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. Reese was reportedly booked in Los Angeles on a misdemeanor theft charge.
Reese’s crimes are small change compared to other TSA employees:
Another former TSA employee, Pythias Brown, served three years in prison for theft and said he stole approximately $800,000 worth of cash and merchandise from travelers before he was caught.
Mr. Brown, now out of jail, states (of course!) that it’s the TSA’s fault for making it easy for folks like him to steal. Please write to your representatives and get them to treat these crimes as the treasonous attacks against America that they really are, and include penalties up to and including the death penalty for people like Mr. Pythias Brown. People like Pythias deserve a pithy ending.
Our hats, belts, and shoes are off to the LAX police who were brave enough to confront this TSA terrorist and arrest him.