Having had a small amount of money stolen from me at a TSA checkpoint (Ontario, Calif., if you are interested), I take notice of these increasingly frequent stories about the TSA stealing from passengers — to the point they are almost becoming routine.
Here is another interesting post from a passenger whose wallet was stolen while he was in the nude-o-scope (with his hands up in the “surrender” position). Of course, the TSA didn’t find the culprit, the airport police did. Which begs the question: Just why is the TSA there if not to provide “security”?
The vulnerability of my belongings (in addition to the health risk of being bombarded with X-rays) plus my displeasure at being photographed through my clothes is why I “opt out” of the nude-o-scopes when I’m passing through an airport where they are in use.