Las Vegas Airport Surveillance video implicates DOE official in 2nd luggage theft


The woman told police her stolen property including jewelry, makeup, contact lenses, luggage, and clothing, had a total value of more than $3,670.

Both incidents have Airport Surveillance video 

When a Las Vegas Metropolitan officer reviewed surveillance video he became suspicious. According to the warrant he “observed several nonverbal cues, or body language anomalies, from the suspect, which caught his attention.” 

“Specifically, Brinton pulled the victim’s luggage from the carousel and examined the tag. Then placed it back on the carousel, looking in all directions for anyone who might be watching, or might approach. Pulling it back off the carousel and demonstrating the same behavior by looking around before walking away with it quickly,” the warrant claims.

Police saw images of the suspect but were unable to identify them.

According to the warrant, an officer saw a November article identifying Sam Brinton as a suspect in luggage theft at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. And discovered Brinton matched the photos from the Las Vegas luggage theft. 

Instagram page clues

Detectives located Brinton’s Instagram page. On the same day of the theft, they posted a selfie wearing a tee-shirt with a large rainbow atomic nuclear symbol design on the front. And it matched the airport surveillance video.