Newark airport passengers and police nabbed an alleged baggage bandit before he could carry off any checked luggage, authorities said Wednesday.
Brooklyn resident Dashon Devine, 48, was caught helping himself to luggage at the Terminal C baggage claim at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, Port Authority police said.
A private security guard confronted Devine and when he couldn’t show a boarding pass, the suspect went into a nearby bathroom, though he came back 10 minutes later to the same baggage claim and lifted another bag, cops said.
Responding cops caught up with Devine a short distance away and charged him with theft, hindering arresting, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and jumping bail – from two outstanding warrants. Officers also found Devine was carrying a heroin and a glass pipe, officials said.
He was booked into Essex County Jail. Read more at NY POST.