Arrested TSA Employee TSA officer Larry Kobielnik accused of kidnapping, sexually battering

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    "TSA Pervert" is redundant. Ethical people don't work for unethical agencies.
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    They are not all Perverts. Some are Drug Dealers, some are Thieves, some are Rapist (guess that is a pervert), some are just to fricken stupid to learn and have no better option than to work for TSA.
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Yes, they are. It's just that not all of them are sexual perverts. ;)
  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Did you read the evidence they had??? Everything but a confession!

    Still curious if he was employed by TSA at the time of the first investigation.
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'm betting yes. The TSA likes to keep people on staff as long as their records aren't publicized by the media - and sometimes even then. See the Pedo Priest working in PHL for evidence.
  6. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I read that the investigating officer sent DNA and some physical evidence to the lab, along with a poly, and the DA wrote in the file that successful prosecution was not likely. Again, that means (in my experience) that the DA didn't think the case was a better than 40-60 proposition - or there were some politics (which includes favoritism) involved.

    I am not sure on when he began employment, there may have been an overlap there. If he were employed and no charges were brought, then it would be difficult to legally separate him from employment without the spectre of a lawsuit with a large settlement. *Not* saying this is the case here, but people are investigated for stuff all the time and nothing ever comes of it - domestic disturbances, theft, literally all sorts of things that never generate charges. If you fire someone because they have been "under suspicion" or investigated for something (and it generates no charges, no nothing but a file), you open yourself up for a large lawsuit as a governmental entity.
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    What I read was the types of evidence that they evaluated, not the results of those evalutions. Perhaps the DNA didn't match? Etc.
  8. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Thanks for summing up what I was saying in a more succinct manner Mike!
  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    The latest no doubt another one-off first-time crime by a TSA employee.:rolleyes:
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    If they've worked at least one shift "on the floor," it'd hardly be their first crime.
  11. City Extra

    City Extra Paperboy

    Trial begins for former cop Larry Kobielnik, accused of kidnap, rape, impersonating officer

    UPDATE: Trial now delayed until August

    PREVIOUS STORY: Former Tarpon Springs police officer Larry Kobielnik is accused of kidnapping and sexually battering a 30-year-old woman from Pinellas County. In July, 2013, Pinellas County deputies said, Kobielnik, who was then an officer with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), saw a woman on the side of the road around 2:30 in the morning, and offered to give her a ride. When she got in the car, he allegedly showed her a phony police badge and pulled a gun on her, and told her she was under arrest. He drove her to his mother's home, where he lives, and ...

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  12. City Extra

    City Extra Paperboy

    Good riddance ...

    Former TSA agent Larry Kobielnik found dead in Pinellas Co. jail cell in apparent suicide

    Former TSA agent Larry Kobielnik, who was accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in July 2013, was found dead in his Pinellas County jail cell Thursday morning of an apparent suicide. Kobielnik stood trial this week and was to be sentenced in the case later Thursday morning, according to his attorney. Sgt. Brady with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office told ABC Action News Kobielnik was in protective custody and guards would check his cell every 30 minutes. She would not elaborate on the specifics regarding his death but added he was issued shoes, clothing and had a mattress and ...

    As noted in an earlier post, his elevator perhaps did not run all the way to the top:

    Deputies say Kobielnik took the woman to his mother's Dunedin home and raped her. When Kobielnik fell asleep, the women left the home, took down his license plate number and called police, deputies say.


    Kobielnik was accused of eerily similar charges of rape and battery back in 2002. The State Attorney's office dropped the charges in the case saying the facts did not substantiate case. Kobielnik also worked as a Tarpon Spring Police Officer.

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  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Larry Kobielnik: Pinellas County inmate found dead in his cell hours before sentencing

    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says detention deputies found 38-year-old Larry Kobielnik hanging in his cell early Thursday. The sheriff's office says Kobielnik was being held in a single person cell in the maximum security section of the jail. An investigation of his death is underway. Kobeilnik was convicted Aug. 13 on charges of sexual battery and impersonating a law enforcement officer in July. He was due in court Thursday morning for sentencing on those charges.

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