When you send your laptop through an airport security screening point, there's always a nervous moment when you worry someone else is going to take off with your precious machine (either inadvertently or maliciously). But if that happens, there won't always be an unhappy ending.
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The blog for the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently featured a cheering tale of what happened to one traveller whose laptop went missing at the screening gate:
After reporting her laptop missing, TSA at Tampa (TPA) reviewed the checkpoint video footage and observed a passenger taking the laptop and placing it in their bag. Thanks to the footage, a description was provided and the thief’s flight was met at LaGuardia by NY Port Authority Police and TSA. The passenger confessed and the laptop was eventually returned to its rightful owner.
I'm not sure how easily this could be reproduced in Australia, but it would definitely seem worth asking if security footage existed if it happened to you. Anyone have a similar tale of laptop recovery to share? Let's hear it in the comments
The TSA Week In Review [The TSA Blog]