From a reader:
- Today at Midway Airport CPD was called to a unattended suitcase on the baggage claim belt. The person who got the call opened the bag and along with a few articles of clothing was a couple thousand dollars in plain view. All the cash was in bundles of 50's and 100's. No ID of any kind inside or outside the luggage. Every penny was inventoried. SCC, this has happened a few times in pasts years Where something very similar was found in homes and other areas where police received some kind of call. I have no doubt this was all a setup to nail a copper. Please post a warning. Don't want anybody getting caught up in a sting. Things like this would convince even the most honest cop stash some in their pocket.
One would hope we didn't have to warn people about the reasons for doing the right thing in all circumstances at all times. And at some place like Midway Airport where the entire building is under all sorts of camera surveillance and there are literally a million-and-one places to hide a camera and a team of IAD/FBI agents, you should know you are never truly alone anywhere. But there are still those who might figure, "Who's going to miss $20 for lunch?" or similar such BS.
Please spare yourself the problems and spare everyone else the disgust. Stings still happen.
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