Joe Biden’s non-binary, drag queen, kink activist, DOE official, Sam Brinton was charged with felony theft for stealing a woman’s luggage last month at the Minneapolis airport.
Brinton, who serves as the DOE’s deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition, allegedly took a Vera Bradley suitcase worth $2,325 from the luggage carousel at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport (MSP) on Sept. 16, according to a criminal complaint filed on Oct. 26.
According to Alpha News, Brinton took the bag, removed the ID tag, quickly left the area and hopped into an Uber.
Brinton reportedly initially lied about stealing the bag but later came clean.
According to the complaint, Brinton returned to MSP airport with the stolen blue bag on September 18 where he took a flight to D.C.
Brinton is due in court December 19 in Hennepin County.
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Law enforcement at the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport were alerted to a missing suitcase in the baggage claim area on Sept. 16. The adult female victim said she flew into MSP on a Delta flight from New Orleans and went to retrieve her checked bag at carousel seven.
Airport records confirmed the navy blue Vera Bradley roller bag arrived at 4:40 p.m. but was missing from the carousel. So law enforcement reviewed video surveillance footage from the baggage claim area and observed Brinton removing a navy blue roller bag from carousel seven, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint says Brinton removed a luggage tag from the bag, placed it into a handbag he was carrying, and “then left the area at a quick pace.” Brinton arrived at MSP Airport around 4:27 p.m. on an American Airlines flight from Washington, D.C., but did not check a bag, meaning he had no reason to visit baggage claim, according to the complaint.
Police showed the surveillance video to the victim and she confirmed it was her bag.
Brinton left the airport in an Uber for a stay at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront hotel, where he checked in with the blue bag, the complaint says.
He returned to MSP on Sept. 18 with the bag in hand for a departing flight back to Washington, D.C., authorities allege.