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Bwana
07-10-2011, 10:18 AM
As if getting your sack grabbed, wasn't enough....

Detectives believe man stole $50,000 worth of electronics in the past six months.

Nelson Santiago, 30, of Hollywood, Fla., was arrested Monday on two counts of grand theft.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&where1=FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. &sty=h&form=msdate) A Transportation Security Administration employee accused of stealing from passengers at a South Florida airport has been arrested.

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives say Santiago was caught stealing an iPad from a suitcase at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Detectives say Santiago admitted to stealing computers, cameras and other electronics from luggage that he was screening. Detectives say Santiago would immediately take a photo of the stolen item with his cell phone, post it for sale (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43676748/ns/travel-news/#) online and often sell it by the time his shift ended.

Santiago worked at the terminal that houses Southwest and Continental. A Continental employee reported seeing Santiago stuff the iPad into his pants.

Detectives say they believe Santiago stole about $50,000 worth of electronics in the past six months.

Santiago was released on bond the day after his arrest. He no longer works for the TSA, where he had been employed since January 2009.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43676748/ns/travel-news/


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Jaric
07-10-2011, 10:28 AM
Detectives say they believe Santiago stole about $50,000 worth of electronics in the past six months. He was just taking them home to make REALLY sure those electronic devices weren't being used for terrorism.

Dedication: He haz it.

go bowe
07-10-2011, 10:59 AM
people have been stealing from luggage for years if not forever...

the only thing newsworthy about this is that it was a tsa guy this time...

BigMeatballDave
07-10-2011, 11:05 AM
LMAO @ that pic.

Bwana
07-10-2011, 11:47 AM
people have been stealing from luggage for years if not forever...

the only thing newsworthy about this is that it was a tsa guy this time...

Yes and yes.

bevischief
07-10-2011, 11:49 AM
I am sure he is not the only one...