Buy your stuff back after TSA steals it

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Market Watch: Pennsylvania Begins Online Auctioning of TSA Surplus Property

  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Sunglasses, jewelry, belts? How are sunglasses deemed to be weapons?
  3. Gucci, Prada, and Oakley. Nuff said.
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This probably includes stuff that was left behind (or temporarily stolen) at the checkpoints.
  5. If it was left behind stuff, I just have to wonder how much effort was put into finding the owners of the Gucci, Prada, and Oakley items. Temporarily stolen, indeed.
  6. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Answer: Zero!
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  7. I just had a thought. Do they force a voluntary surrender on items that alarm the ETD? That could explain many a Gucci bag carried by a user of many fine hand lotions.

    ETA --
    That could actually be a clever theft strategy, or just a way to stick it to the rich folks: "Whoops, sorry ma'am, your bag alarmed for explosives. (Snicker, snicker.) Hmm, I dumped all your fancy rich person stuff out but I can't find anything that goes boom. I guess you'll just have to leave the bag with me. Here's an old grocery bag to carry your fancy stuff on the plane. Sorry it's a little sticky. (Snicker, snicker.)"

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