WASHINGTON — A woman discovered $40 in cash and other personal items in her checked luggage when she was checked-in to a flight from Houston to Las Vegas, according to court documents.
In a probable cause affidavit filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia, police said the woman was traveling on a flight to Dallas on Sept. 23 when she asked a flight attendant if there was anything she could use as a “temporary distraction” to help her sleep.
The woman was allegedly offered $20 to use a massage device, according the affidavit.
Police said the device had been placed in a pocket of the woman’s checked-bag.
The device, described as “small and rectangular in shape, about 1.5 inches in diameter, was positioned on top of the pocket and was located under the top of a large plastic bag.”
Police said they discovered the device while they were conducting a routine check-in, but did not disclose the location.
The affidavit said the bag was later found by TSA agents.