Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Why I always keep all electronics in my carry on bag

As a screener at Newark Liberty International Airport, Pythias Brown was supposed to keep deadly objects off airplanes. But for the past year, authorities allege, Brown has been swiping electronic equipment from luggage of the passengers he was supposed to protect. ...

Among the items seized were 66 cameras, 31 laptop computers, 20 cell phones, 17 sets of electronic games, 13 pieces of jewelry, 12 GPS devices, 11 MP3 players, eight camera lenses, six video cameras and two DVD players, the affidavit said.

According to the affidavit, Brown confessed that he began stealing two to three items per week from the airport beginning in September 2007. He told authorities he put most of the stolen items up for sale on eBay, it said.
Full article: Screener accused of stealing electronics from luggage

If you have any valuable electronics, I'd suggest doing everything you can to carry them on. I always keep my cell phone, camera, iPod and GPS with me when I travel. Plus, your are more likely to want to use that stuff anyway.

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