Skip to comments.Passenger crawls into airliner's cargo hold through the bathroom and steals $238,000
Posted on 03/06/2011 11:48:06 AM PST by Red Badger
A airplane passenger stole $238,000 during a flight in the Caribbean by sneaking into the cargo hold that was loaded with cash through the bathroom. The unnamed man complained of feeling unwell at the start of the flight and spent most of it in the bathroom. He was, in fact, removing panels separating the toilet and the cargo hold, according to reportsA Brink's security employee had placed three sacks of cash containing a tota $1.6million in the hold of the Air Antilles plane before it took off from the French island of Guadeloupe, Fox News reported The security guard took his seat on the ATR-42 turboprop plane to enjoy the flight Bbut when the flight landed on the Franco-Dutch island of Saint Martin 40 minutes ater it was discovered that $238,000 was missing Shortly before landing, the alleged thief, who was accompanied by a woman who appeared concerned about his health, asked a flight attendant for an ambulance to meet him on the tarmac, witnesses said. When the ambulance arrived, the man said he felt suddenly better and managed to walk out of the airport without having to go through the normal security checks police said. The woman traveling with him was questioned in the baggage arrival hall but did not have any of the missing money
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I hope your luggage gets stolen on your next flight!
Ingenious robbery but Brinks has superior resources and this crook will be nailed via his girlfriend within a week, a month at most. It is too embarrassing for Brinks not to capture him
what about a get away boat
I hope your cat poops in your bowl of cereal
Well, I guess the guy should get points for creativity!
It’s amazing, the s**t people will go through for money.
” I hope your cat poops in your cereal.”
THAT explains the Coco Puffs!
Yeah, and “A airplane” instead of “An airplane”?
I feel much better now.
Why not transfer the cash to his own suitcases in the cargo hold, then leave the airport like everyone else?
And this article is from a UK paper.
This would be dirty money.
To avoid customs? The report says he could skip security checks since he walked out from the place the ambulance arrived.