Convicted TSA Agent Blows the Whistle: TSA Stealing from Airline Passengers (+video)

A former TSA agent who spent three years in prison for stealing from passengers’ luggage says the practice is “commonplace.”

Pythias Brown admits to stealing more than $800,000 worth of cash, clothing and electronics over a four-year period at Newark Liberty International Airport. He was finally caught trying to sell a stolen CNN camera on eBay.

“It became so easy, I got complacent,” Brown told ABC News.

Though Brown says he might have been one of the biggest thieves at the Transportation Security Administration, he believes the agency has a culture of entitlement — and of looking the other way.

“It was so easy. One day I walked out of there with the video game, the Nintendo Wii. I walked right out of the checkpoint with the Nintendo Wii in my hand,” he said. Read more from this story HERE.

Here’s an interview with the agent:

  • Toms

    We never never put anything in a new unused package in our luggage. It is normal to lose at least one thing on a round trip to south 48. Not as bad now as it used to be.

  • Another Big Brother failure program. The more we allow this, the more they fail.

  • marineh2ominer

    What a shock , a major criminal organization breaking the law , People it is time to get you head out of that dark place between your legs . The second largest criminal organization in the world is the United States government , with the United Nations being the largest .

  • gracentruth

    In addition to the radiation and/or molestation, this is another reason I boycott airlines with TSA agents. That is not easy to do in Alaska. If everyone stopped flying for just one week, TSA would be gone. Peace,