ABC News recently set up a sting at various main stream airports by leaving behind a total of ten iPads to see what happens to them when they get into the hands of TSA officers. The sting was originally setup after reports of hundreds of thefts by TSA officers from airports around the country continued to come in. Of the ten iPads, nine of them were returned to their owners as the TSA officers followed agency guidelines and immediately contacted the owners and returned them. Unfortunately, one of the iPads was not returned and instead led to the demise of one TSA officer’s job. You can watch the video of the news below:
This specific iPad was last seen on video in the hands of TSA officer Andy Ramirez and ended up going on a thirty mile journey which was tracked using the iPads location services. ABC News waited for two weeks before turning up at Ramirez’s home asking for the device. Ramirez denied it at first but after ABC News activated the audible tone to assist in finding a lost iPhone and iPad using the Find my iPad app, he had no choice but the produce the iPad in question and turn it over. The worst part about the whole story is that he claimed his wife had picked it up at the airport.
"I'm so embarrassed," he told ABC News. "My wife says she got the iPad and brought it home," he said. Moments later, his wife appeared at the door to say she had found it and "no told my husband." Asked how that was possible given that ABC News tape showed him handling the iPad at the security checkpoint, Ramirez shut the door and has not responded to questions since.
Source: ABC News via Reddit