10 Best Catches of 2011

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Tired of reading about The TSA Blog: TSA Top 10 Good Catches of 2011?

    Let's make our own top-10 list & maybe Lisa will publish it at TSA News :D

    The 10 best TSA busts of 2011

    For starters, I nominate:

    1. Master of the Mind Meld: Minnetta Walker, BUF BDO who reportedly used her mind-reading skills to avoid getting caught with drug dealers in the airport Minnetta Walker (helped drug dealer bypass security & smuggle cash) [BUF]

    2. Deputy Dog Alert: TSA Agent Flashed Badge at Slow Driver: Cops

    3. Deputy Dog Alert: TSA worker arrested for wearing uniform, flashing badge while off duty in order to sexually assault woman

    4. Poster Boy for Equal Opportunity: Mpls. Man Gets 6 Months For Assaulting Somali
     
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  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    The TSA clerks in the scanning booths probably have a list of the 10 best pax busts...
     
  3. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    This thread is a good thread. :)
     
  4. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    The two who were convicted to stealing $40k out of passenger's bag-because they used all the tools and training available to them, okay I know it's that a lot but still.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    5-6. The JFK/All-American Tag Team: Captain marks the bags, teammate down the conveyor out of camera-sight slices them open & liberates the valuables.

    Need at least four more nominations!
     
  6. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Or the one what climbed onto the parked aircraft and broke the tube then blamed the airlines for letting he to be able to get there?
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    But they weren't arrested &/or convicted. :(
     
  8. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    I can't remember where the article was but;
    The Smurf who got caught stealing the Car Dealers $400.00 watch.

    Edited

    I'm sorry, it was a $400.00 PEN
     
  9. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Than more than one person failed that day.
     
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    What about those TSA personnel who've been taking guns and/or police batons to work with them?
     
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I believe that was back in 2008, wasn't it?
     
  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Specific cases, please. I'm asking you to help nominate the Ten Best Catches of 2011.

    I don't need lists of incidents. I already have dozens.
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Also the Mont Blanc pen. Or was that the Mont Blanc pen incident?
     
  16. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    7. The pen guy (have to think of a good label for him)

    Need three more ....
     
  18. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    #11 (honorable mention) could be the cupcake confiscator, who epitomizes the collective stupidity of DHS/TSA
     
  19. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Took a stab at a Top Ten, whcih includes some of the ones from above.

    1. Mississippi TSA official charged in fatal stabbing. (At least it was another TSO and not a pax)
    a. http://www.wlbt.com/story/15503746/diberville-murder-suspect-identified
    2. TSO arrested for kidnapping and attempted rape in ATL. (This one was perpetrated on an unsuspecting rail passenger)
    a. http://lagrangenews.com/view/full_s...NEWS--TSA-employee-accused-of-kidnap--assault
    3. TSO Arrested for Rape in Londonderry NH (Another child molester who will receive "special" treatment in prison)
    a. http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/x300769656/Former-TSA-employee-charged-with-sex-assault
    4. The hostage taking by a ABQ TSO in NM that ended in a police shootout. (When they go off the deep end its quite a sight)
    a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onRy5zeX3IA
    5. Three TSA officers arrested on drug charges in Conn., along with 2 others in Florida. (Demonstrating that TSA checkpoints are the modern Maginot line)
    a. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/...s_hyGeqc8GW8r27TFmGcMX6K?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=
    6. The arrests of a JFK TSO and LTSO for the theft $160,000 from checked baggage. (Top performance in the "team theft" category )
    a. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bags_tsa_agents_busted_checked_jfk_FRka1bq83wcuV1xwkEwUJK
    7. The arrest of a MEM TSO for attempted theft of a laptop computer. (Just because Ricky German was so entertaining and Union official to boot)
    a. http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-tsa-security-officer-arrested,0,4936320.story
    8. TSO fired after attack on traveler in parking lot at ORD. (Because those damned gift shop employees can be so annoying)
    a. http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic...king-garage-incident-20110216,0,7636643.story
    9. TSA Agent Caught With Passenger's iPad in His Pants; Allegedly Took $50,000 in Other Goods, Cops Say (Is that a computer or are you just happy to see me?)
    a. http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2011/07/tsa_agent_nelson_santiago_ipad_grand_theft.php
    10. TSA Agent Pleads Guilty in Assault on Elderly Somali Man (From the "TSA picking on the defenseless" category)
    a. http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/...-in-assault-on-elderly-somali-man-aug-10-2011
     
  20. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Have the others been convicted yet? That one has...
     

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