Airport Security Travel Tip
While airport security people are viewing your valuable carry-on possessions with their X-ray equipment and eyeing you cautiously as you stroll through the metal detection area, a new crime is increasing in popularity.
After you place your items on the conveyor belt which goes past the X-ray machine, keep an eye on them when they appear on the other side of the machine, or you might never see them again. Crooks can easily steal your camera, purse, or briefcase, etc., just by acting as if it belongs to THEM.
There are no numbered tickets issued to you that must be matched at the other side in order to retrieve your valuables. (And why IS that, I wonder.) So an enterprising thief waits until he or she sees someone who is carrying an item that looks interesting and goes through the metal detector ahead of you, casually picking up YOUR item with HIS or HERS.