Saturday, August 11, 2012

Prosecutors: Colored Southwest Airline baggage handler stole, pawned laptops at Midway Airport

A colored man with a checkered past from northwest Indiana man who worked as a baggage handler at Midway Airport was making money on the side by stealing laptop computers from passengers’ checked luggage and pawning them for cash, prosecutors allege.

Salvador Johnson, 44, of Gary, Ind., was charged Thursday with one count of felony theft, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. On Friday, Judge Adam Bourgeois ordered him held on a $250,000 bond.

Midway authorities began receiving numerous reports of thefts of Apple computers and other laptops from baggage checked onto Southwest Airlines planes, a release from the state’s attorney’s office said.

Johnson was identified as a suspect because his work station at the airport was located near a security screening area where computers are inspected. This allowed him to see what types of computers were in specific bags and he would later steal them, according to the release.

A search of Johnson’s home recovered numerous Apple and other laptops, as well as pawn shop records showing he had pawned numerous computers, prosecutors said.

If convicted, Johnson faces up to five years in prison. A preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 15.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee... I thought the Southwest "Wanna Get Away" deal meant you could get away with your laptop and luggage intact in arrival. Oops!

Seems homeboy was into high tech Apple Picking. Nice gig if you can hustle for it.

I am shocked a colored man would do this! Bet you he does no more then a year tops for these thefts.

Anonymous said...

That fucking piece of shit should get 5 years each, served consecutively. Got to leave bags unlocked because of those cockbites working for TSA.

Anonymous said...

another "quota" hire.

Anonymous said...

Anywhere Colored's are, BEWARE !

I Voted For Obama said...

Salvador Johnson voted for Obama, then told him he could get him a great deal on a laptop.

Anonymous said...

Yet they continue to hire niggers like these and pass up good white people

Anonymous said...

This no good thieving cocksucker should be tied to the wing of the next flight to California. 5 years is not enough.

Anonymous said...

another colored guy on unemployment
bet he was a democRAT

Anonymous said...

A colored guy "with a checked past", no shit do they come any other way?! What do you wanna bet it was a white people's luggage he went through. If it had a last name of jones, smith, or brown he prolly chucked it back because there wasn't anything worth while. I also like how the face of Chicago is some thriving savage for all the tourist that had their shit stolen.

Anonymous said...

"A colored guy "with a checked past", no shit do they come any other way?! What do you wanna bet it was a white people's luggage he went through. If it had a last name of jones, smith, or brown he prolly chucked it back because there wasn't anything worth while. I also like how the face of Chicago is some thriving savage for all the tourist that had their shit stolen."

As a business traveler who often has the misfortune of flying into both Midway and O'hare, having your belongings rifled through and something taken really pisses me off. The fucktards at TSA won't let us lock our luggage, leaving it open to folks like Rastus/Toby to steal from us.

Complain and the airlines points to TSA. TSA points to the airlines. You get nothing from either one. Might be better if TSA and the airlines had to pony up 50% each. They might take luggage security a bit more seriously.

Anonymous said...

Chief hillbilly walrus whale ass stomached 27 bigs macs and washed them down with man batter

Anonymous said...

Salvador to our understanding was released and not charged and the govt,FAA has put him on the learn to fly the big birds program for aspiring young student piolit enthusists,and will graduate with wings after a grueling 4 day course given at the holy rood church at 95th and ashland. just so your aware.

Anonymous said...

If they can't steal it ,fuck it , eat it or drink it they'll kill it.

Anonymous said...

In this county... Bet he gets probation