Where do confiscated TSA items go? Try an auction


REPORTER: IF IT IS CONFISCATED REPORTER: IF IT IS CONFISCATED
AT A CALIFORNIA AIRPORT, IT AT A CALIFORNIA AIRPORT, IT AT A CALIFORNIA AIRPORT, IT
LIKELY WINDS UP HERE. LIKELY WINDS UP HERE. LIKELY WINDS UP HERE.
>>THE AMOUNT OF ACTUAL ITEMS>>THE AMOUNT OF ACTUAL ITEMS>>THE AMOUNT OF ACTUAL ITEMS
ARE MASSIVE. ARE MASSIVE. ARE MASSIVE.
IT COULD BE UP TO 750,000 A IT COULD BE UP TO 750,000 A IT COULD BE UP TO 750,000 A
YEAR. YEAR. YEAR.
REPORTER: CALIFORNIA’ YEAR.
REPORTER: CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST REPORTER: CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST REPORTER: CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST
AIRPORTS, LOS ANGELES, SAN AIRPORTS, LOS ANGELES, SAN AIRPORTS, LOS ANGELES, SAN
FRANCISCO, SAN DIEGO, AND FRANCISCO, SAN DIEGO, AND FRANCISCO, SAN DIEGO, AND
SACRAMENTO, ALONG WITH SEVERAL SACRAMENTO, ALONG WITH SEVERAL SACRAMENTO, ALONG WITH SEVERAL
OTHER SMALLER AIRPORTS ACROSS OTHER SMALLER AIRPORTS ACROSS OTHER SMALLER AIRPORTS ACROSS
THE STATE, SEND THE ITEMS THEY THE STATE, SEND THE ITEMS THEY THE STATE, SEND THE ITEMS THEY
COLLECT HERE, TO THIS WAREHOUSE COLLECT HERE, TO THIS WAREHOUSE COLLECT HERE, TO THIS WAREHOUSE
IN NATOMAS. IN NATOMAS. IN NATOMAS.
>>WE ROUND THEM UP, BRING THEM>>WE ROUND THEM UP, BRING THEM>>WE ROUND THEM UP, BRING THEM
UP, SORT THEM OUT FOR AUCTION. UP, SORT THEM OUT FOR AUCTION. UP, SORT THEM OUT FOR AUCTION.
REPORTER: AND THEY GET REPORTER: AND THEY GET REPORTER: AND THEY GET
EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE. EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE. EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE.
>>SOMEONE ACTUALLY TRIED TO>>SOMEONE ACTUALLY TRIED TO>>SOMEONE ACTUALLY TRIED TO
BRING IN A BOX OF ROCKS ON THE BRING IN A BOX OF ROCKS ON THE BRING IN A BOX OF ROCKS ON THE
PLANE, AND TSA CONFISCATED IT. PLANE, AND TSA CONFISCATED IT. PLANE, AND TSA CONFISCATED IT.
WHY? I DON’ PLANE, AND TSA CONFISCATED IT.
WHY? I DON’T KNOW WHY? I DON’T KNOW WHY? I DON’T KNOW
. . .
BUT THE ROCK SOLD FOR $75. BUT THE ROCK SOLD FOR $75. BUT THE ROCK SOLD FOR $75.
REPORTER: THE MOST COMMON ITEMS REPORTER: THE MOST COMMON ITEMS REPORTER: THE MOST COMMON ITEMS
ARE SMALL KNIVES, LITERALLY TENS ARE SMALL KNIVES, LITERALLY TENS ARE SMALL KNIVES, LITERALLY TENS
OF THOUSANDS OF THEM. OF THOUSANDS OF THEM. OF THOUSANDS OF THEM.
YOU’ OF THOUSANDS OF THEM.
YOU’D BE SURPRISED AT WHAT YOU’D BE SURPRISED AT WHAT YOU’D BE SURPRISED AT WHAT
PEOPLE ATTEMPT TO SNEAK ONTO THE PEOPLE ATTEMPT TO SNEAK ONTO THE PEOPLE ATTEMPT TO SNEAK ONTO THE
AIRPLANE INSIDER CARRY-ON AIRPLANE INSIDER CARRY-ON AIRPLANE INSIDER CARRY-ON
BAGGAGE. BAGGAGE. BAGGAGE.
GUNS, GRENADES, WE KNOW THEY ARE GUNS, GRENADES, WE KNOW THEY ARE GUNS, GRENADES, WE KNOW THEY ARE
NOT ALLOWED, EVEN THOUGH THEY NOT ALLOWED, EVEN THOUGH THEY NOT ALLOWED, EVEN THOUGH THEY
MAY BE FAKE. MAY BE FAKE. MAY BE FAKE.
BRASS KNUCKLES, A MOTOR, A BRASS KNUCKLES, A MOTOR, A BRASS KNUCKLES, A MOTOR, A
DRILL, BRASS KNUCKLES, A MOTOR, A
DRILL. DRILL. DRILL.
LADIES, YOU CANNOT TAKE CARE LADIES, YOU CANNOT TAKE CARE LADIES, YOU CANNOT TAKE CARE
CURLERS ARE FLAT IRONS ON AN CURLERS ARE FLAT IRONS ON AN CURLERS ARE FLAT IRONS ON AN
AIRPLANE. AIRPLANE. AIRPLANE.
THEN ITEMS LIKE THIS. THEN ITEMS LIKE THIS. THEN ITEMS LIKE THIS.
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?
ON TOP OF THAT, MANY PASSENGERS ON TOP OF THAT, MANY PASSENGERS ON TOP OF THAT, MANY PASSENGERS
FORGET TO CLAIM THEIR BELONGINGS FORGET TO CLAIM THEIR BELONGINGS FORGET TO CLAIM THEIR BELONGINGS
AMID LEAVE THE SECURITY AMID LEAVE THE SECURITY AMID LEAVE THE SECURITY
CHECKPOINT. CHECKPOINT. CHECKPOINT.
ITEMS LIKE JACKETS, LUGGAGE, ITEMS LIKE JACKETS, LUGGAGE, ITEMS LIKE JACKETS, LUGGAGE,
UMBRELLAS, CAMERAS, AND LAPTOPS. UMBRELLAS, CAMERAS, AND LAPTOPS. UMBRELLAS, CAMERAS, AND LAPTOPS.
ITEMS DONATED BY THE FEDERAL ITEMS DONATED BY THE FEDERAL ITEMS DONATED BY THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT, IN MANY CONFISCATED GOVERNMENT, IN MANY CONFISCATED GOVERNMENT, IN MANY CONFISCATED
BY CHP, ALSO COME TO THE BY CHP, ALSO COME TO THE BY CHP, ALSO COME TO THE
WAREHOUSE. WAREHOUSE. WAREHOUSE.
>>WE HAVE BIKES, TV IS.>>WE HAVE BIKES, TV IS.>>WE HAVE BIKES, TV IS.
A LOT OF TIMES YOU WILL FIND A LOT OF TIMES YOU WILL FIND A LOT OF TIMES YOU WILL FIND
COMPUTER ITEMS, BIG SCREEN TV’ A LOT OF TIMES YOU WILL FIND
COMPUTER ITEMS, BIG SCREEN TV’S. COMPUTER ITEMS, BIG SCREEN TV’S. COMPUTER ITEMS, BIG SCREEN TV’S.
IT COULD BE A JACUZZI, IT IT COULD BE A JACUZZI, IT IT COULD BE A JACUZZI, IT
COULD BE A WINE COOLER, IT COULD COULD BE A WINE COOLER, IT COULD COULD BE A WINE COOLER, IT COULD
BE A POWER GENERATOR. BE A POWER GENERATOR. BE A POWER GENERATOR.
REPORTER: A FEW TIMES EACH YEAR, REPORTER: A FEW TIMES EACH YEAR, REPORTER: A FEW TIMES EACH YEAR,
ALL THE ITEMS ARE SORTED, GIVEN ALL THE ITEMS ARE SORTED, GIVEN ALL THE ITEMS ARE SORTED, GIVEN
NUMBERS, AND PUT ON DISPLAY FOR NUMBERS, AND PUT ON DISPLAY FOR NUMBERS, AND PUT ON DISPLAY FOR
PUBLIC AUCTION.

5 comments on “Where do confiscated TSA items go? Try an auction

  1. Nerf guns, boxes of rocks, hair curlers, flatirons, and obvious toy (plastic) weapons!!! What are these people thinking? Are they MAD!?!?! (By "THEY" I mean TSA…) Seriously, where's the threat? I guess I shouldn't complain. At least people are getting some uses out of the items as well as funding. 🙂

  2. Who cares!!! None of these can be used as an actual useful weapon. What are they going to do??? It’s impossible to hijack a plane now. The doors are locked and bullet proof

  3. How many items end up being "bought" by TSA employees or their family/friends or the property warehouse managers, sorters, employees or their family/friends before they even make it into public auction boxes. I have a feeling that the "good" stuff is snapped up way before the public auctions happen. Also I have a feeling that there are private "pre-auction" sales happening at certain locations. Please respond if you have heard any of the juicy details. 😎👍🏽🤔👌🏽👽👿😉🤕😎✌🏽️

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