TSA Goon Caught Stealing IPad By ABC News; Blames His Wife
Widespread theft rampant among federal government agents
Sept 27, 2012
When ABC News decided to investigate a reported spate of thefts by TSA officers of passenger belongings, its news team purposefully left an iPad behind at a checkpoint at Orlando airport. Barely two hours later, the device was tracked to the home of a TSA screener who then blamed his wife for the theft when he was confronted.
ABC News waited 15 days before going to the home of TSA officer Andy Ramirez and asking him to give the ipad back.
Ramirez reportedly denied knowing anything about the ipad at first, and told the team to contact the airport’s lost and found department. The news team knew full well that the TSA screener was lying because it had activated a tracking app that had been previously installed on the device.
When the team activated the app’s audio alarm feature, Ramirez went to retrieve the ipad and took off his TSA uniform before returning and handing over the device.
“My wife says she got the iPad and brought it home,” he told the news team. The ABC report notes that his wife then appeared at the door to say she had found it and “no told my husband.”
However, the news team had obtained security camera footage from the checkpoint that showed Ramirez taking the device. When they informed him of this he shut the door on them and did not respond to further questions.