Via NBC 4 New York, a Bronx woman returning from a Judge Judy taping in Los Angeles was arrested after trying to steal a flight attendant’s iPad, a passenger’s bank card and passport, and having marijuana in her possession:
A woman flying from Los Angeles to New York after appearing on “Judge Judy” has been arrested on charges she stole a crew member’s iPad and a passenger’s passport and bank card, the latter of which she allegedly hid in her underwear.
Authorities say the Bronx woman was flying American Airlines to John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday when a crew member noticed her tote pad, which contained an iPad among other items, was missing.
The pilot made an announcement over the loudspeaker asking passengers to assist in searching for the apparently lost bag. About 45 minutes prior to landing, a passenger saw the cover to the missing iPad under a seat. The crew searched the area and found the tote bag; the iPad was missing.
Classy stuff! Here’s the news report about the incident:
I guess that means Judge Judy’s show isn’t totally staged. The cases themselves may not be real, but at least they’re using people with real criminal backgrounds. In this case, the lady had been arrested eight times before.
And while we’re talking about stealing things, while you of course shouldn’t steal anything, it especially pisses me off that she tried to steal someone’s passport:
- When traveling that’s the single biggest way you can inconvenience someone
- There’s likely no upside to her in doing so
At least be considerate if you’re going to try to steal from someone. 😉
Ultimately this is a good reminder to always keep your eyes on your belongings while on a plane. If you’re going to put stuff in the overhead bin, make sure it’s either above you or in front of you, so you can keep it within your sight at all times. While it’s rare to have stuff stolen on a plane, there’s not a more inconvenient time for it to happen.