(Washington Examiner) Biden administration official Sam Brinton appeared in a mugshot following his arrest by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after being accused of stealing multiple pieces of luggage from two airports.
The now-former Department of Energy official, who identifies as nonbinary, is being charged with felony grand larceny after being caught on camera taking another woman’s luggage at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, according to 8 News Now. The woman whose luggage was taken told police it was valued at $3,670. Brinton’s bond was set at $15,000 by Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Joe Bonaventure, who told Brinton, 35, to stay out of trouble.
Brinton offered no comment when asked by 8 News Now reporters.
The luggage theft, which had gone unsolved since it first occurred over the summer, achieved a breakthrough when LVMPD investigators were alerted by news reports detailing similar luggage theft from who they later identified as Brinton. Police say that he had taken a selfie at the airport in the same T-shirt he was wearing in surveillance footage.