Airport Janitor Steals Passengers’ Forgotten Phones
DALLAS, Tex. — An airport janitor is in trouble after taking a teen’s phone that was accidentally left charging at a Dallas Airport. Todd Wallace says his son Buckley left his I-Phone plugged in when boarding started for their Boston-bound flight.
When the family got home, they used a tracking device to located his phone and figured out it was still in Terminal A at DFW. The teen later noticed his phone was moving.
“We actually sent a message to the phone and indicated that if it was missing and that they should return it, and right after that, the phone was turned off,” said Todd Wallace.
The phone was traced to an apartment southeast of the airport. When police knocked on the door of where the phone appeared to be, the person inside the apartment acted like they didn’t know what detectives were there for. Investigators found six phones including Wallace’s phone inside the apartment which belonged to a person who worked as a janitor at the airport.
“He initially stated his brother had given them to him, because he worked for a phone company,” said Lt. Lonnie Freeman with DFW Airport Police. “So, we called his brother and his brother said he’s never given him any phones nor does he work for a phone company.”
Since none of the victims have filed charges against the man, it’s unlikely the janitor will go to jail.