A woman flying from Houston to Los Angeles claims someone opened her luggage after she checked it and stole a high-end laptop valued at over $1,000.
Josephine Tang was in Houston for a funeral, and on Monday she flew home to Los Angles.
She said showed up for her evening flight on Spirit Airlines and checked her bag with a ticketing agent inside Terminal A at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
But when Tang arrived at LAX, she immediately knew something was wrong.
"When I got off the flight and picked up my duffle bag [in baggage claim], I noticed that it was too lightweight,” said Tang. “I opened up my duffle bag and my Apple laptop wasn't in there.”
Tang filed a police report with the Houston Police Department about the theft.
She also contacted TSA because she says she knows a TSA agent went through her luggage.
"There was actually a TSA slip in my bag," explained Tang.
Local 2 contacted TSA and in a statement, a spokesman said:
"TSA takes seriously any allegation of theft by its employees and would investigate the claim. TSA is mandated by Federal law to screen 100 percent of checked baggage. As a result, bags may need to be opened during this process. If during the screening process of persons or passenger’s property, a loss or damage occurs, travelers may file claim. The TSA Claims Management Branch (CMB) will attempt to quickly resolve the claim."
Spirit Airlines is also investigating the theft claim.
Meanwhile, Tang does not plan on checking bags ever again and says will carry them on from now on.