Just yesterday, when I was flying through Burbank airport, I told the TSA Officer not to steal my iPad.
“Now why would I do that?” she asked.
“I don’t know,” I replied, “why don’t you ask Sean Henry?”
TSA baggage screener Sean Henry, 32, was arrested on Tuesday after a sting operation conducted jointly by the TSA and the Port Authority Police Department caught Henry leaving the airport with two iPads that had been planted as part of the sting, as well as numerous other electronics devices he had allegedly stolen from passengers.
The report continues:
Just as in a recent ABC News investigation of thefts by TSA agents, the sting used the iPads’ own tracking capabilities to follow the stolen tablets’ movements.
And, where there’s smoke, there’s fire! All sorts of stolen items were at his house and on his person:
After arresting Henry, Coleman said, investigators found more devices in his backpack that they have identified as stolen property, including a MacBook Pro and a pair of new Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones still in the box. They also found another set of Beats Headphones, an Apple iPad Mini, an Apple iPod and an iPhone, which were taken for further investigation.
A subsequent search of his house also turned up a black Apple Macbook that was identified as stolen property, Coleman said.
Henry was charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property. He was released on his own recognizance on Wednesday night and is due back in court in January. He has not yet entered a plea.
Why do they steal? These fine men and women blame “the system.” It’s “the man’s” fault. Pythias Brown, who stole over $800,000 worth of merchandise from traveling Americans, said it was because he wasn’t paid enough.
Read more at ABC News and see a video of the sting operation they conducted in Florida.