The Tampa Tribune is reporting that three baggage handlers for Continental were taking advantage of the fact that travelers can no longer lock their checked luggage to swipe valuable electronics, selling them for pennies on the dollar. Your stolen laptop, full of your digital artifacts and current mental state? Sold for sixty bucks. Always carry on electronics. In fact, always take anything valuable on as carry-on.
TAMPA -- Airport police arrested three baggage handlers Friday on charges of dealing in stolen property pilfered from Continental Airlines luggage checked at Tampa International Airport. Among the electronics airport police recovered were laptop computers, digital cameras, cell phones, iPods, a GPS device and headphones.TIA Police Arrest 3 Baggage Handlers [TBO.com via Gadget Lab]