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TSA Agents Stealing Stuff Like It’s Their Job

“It was very convenient to steal”

A convicted TSA security officer says he was part of a “culture” of indifference that allowed corrupt employees to prey on passengers’ luggage and personal belongings with impunity, thanks to lax oversight and tip-offs from TSA colleagues.

“It was very commonplace, very,” said Pythias Brown, a former TSA officer at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey who admits he stole more than $800,000 worth of items from luggage and security checkpoints over a four-year period. ­–ABC

$800,000?! One man managed to steal $800,000 worth of iPads, computers, and other people’s underwear?!

Honestly, this makes me feel so much better about the people working at the Transportation Security Administration, because they are obviously way more competent that I thought. To steal that much stuff and get away with it for as long as this guy did is no small task. Please accept my apology, Pythias Brown—and everyone else at the TSA wantonly swiping electronics and watches from the trusting public—I totally underestimated you.  Carry on!


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