3 weeks, 5 days ago
Austin police announced on Wednesday they have made two additional arrests in connection with an Austin airport baggage handler who was stealing handguns from baggage that he sometimes traded for marijuana, police and the Justice Department said.
Austin police have charged Matthew Bartlett, 21, and Catronn Hewitt, 36, with felony possession of marijuana, police said in a news release.
Ja’Quan Johnson, 25, was charged with federal charges in connection with the thefts. Johnson is a contract baggage handler at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and is believed to have been behind the thefts, according to police and the Justice Department.
On Feb. 3, police recovered seven stolen firearms and seized an unspecified amount of illegal drugs in warranted searches, which led to the arrests of Bartlett and Hewitt.
Damn. Come on guys. This is just unacceptable and you shouldn’t tolerate such things among your employees. Hire better and more honest workers. We all pay for this sort of thing with our insurance. Besides, it’s unlikely that with the deductible anybody’s going to get full replacement costs.
Here’s the asshole.