Italian police shared video of a security checkpoint at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport where a passenger clearing security absconded with envelopes full of cash.
A passenger proceeding through the checkpoint was carrying money, the police report, to cover medical expenses for a sick relative. He had cash, in envelopes, and placed them in a bin while he proceeded through the metal detector.
An older man behind him goes through another metal detector and comes back to collect x-rayed bags ahead of the first man. He sees the envelopes full of money and takes them. He stops for a moment to ponder his good fortune, grabs his own carry on bags, and heads off.
Now the first man is searching frantically for his money. But it’s gone. The thief must have known there would be video footage of the checkpoint and that people would come looking for him, so he dumped to cash in a restroom intending to pick it up later.
The thief was arrested. The money was recovered. And the Italian police didn’t even keep it for themselves. Watch:
Aeroporto Fiumicino in fila per controlli sicurezza un passeggero ruba buste con dentro denaro,le nasconde in bagno per riprenderle al ritorno, ma viene arrestato da #PoliziaFrontiera mentre sale in aereo
I soldi restituiti al proprietario servivano per cure mediche di un parente pic.twitter.com/0zQGWOUHEz
— Polizia di Stato (@poliziadistato) December 14, 2018