TSA Supervisor Stole Pills From Luggage

They're all that stand between us and ... our medication


Syracuse, NY—It's the job of Transportation Security Administration workers to catch passengers sneaking illegal items onto planes.

But a TSA supervisor was himself caught on videotape last month stealing 12 Tylenol pills from a passenger's luggage in Syracuse, according to a police report.

That same day, Supervisory Transportation Security Officer Jeremy Hemingway was either fired or resigned, according to an internal TSA email obtained by The Post-Standard.

Lisa Farbstein, a TSA spokeswoman in Washington, D.C., would not comment on the specifics of the case.

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  1. We’re from the government, we’re here to help you.

  2. I’d bet a week’s pay there was something other than just “Tylenol” in those pills.

  3. Police did not charge Hemingway with petit larceny or any other crime because the owner of the luggage was unknown, so they had no identified victim

    No victim no crime? That’s a new one. If only the airlines or TSA had some means of determining which bag belongs to someone they could have asked if she wanted to sign a complaint.

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