Genius Baggage Handlers Steal Retired Police Sergent's Handgun

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that several baggage handlers working for a company contracted by Delta Airlines were busted in a sting operation that was launched following the theft of a handgun from a retired police sergeant’s luggage.

The brilliant individuals who masterminded this theft were caught when three bags loaded with goodies were checked on two different flights and items stolen from the bags were found in an employee’s work locker. The decoy items included a game system, an Apple laptop, a gold watch and foreign currency.

The custom-made handgun was later recovered from one of the workers’ home.

Remember not to check your valuables, folks.

Three baggage handlers convicted in thefts [SFGate] (Thanks, Laurel!)
(Photo:Christopher Vigliotti)

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