One highly controversial figure within the Biden administration has reportedly been removed from their position in the wake of a number of accusations about luggage theft over two distinct incidents.
As of writing, Sam Brinton, who has made the claim that he is non-binary, is no longer being employed by the Department of Energy after he was smacked with accusations of stealing people’s luggage in both Minneapolis and Las Vegas.
“Sam Brinton is no longer a DOE employee,” expressed the Department of Energy in a release. “By law, the Department of Energy cannot comment further on personnel matters.”
A national arrest warrant was put out for Brinton near the end of last week for grand larceny with a value set between $1,200 and $5,000 for the alleged theft of the luggage from Harry Reid International Airport.
Investigators stated that “a white male adult wearing a white T-shirt with a large rainbow colored atomic nuclear symbol design” was spotted on the airport’s security camera footage stealing a woman’s luggage before rushing out of the airport.
“Brinton demonstrated several signs of abnormal behavior while taking the victim’s luggage which are cues suspects typically give off when committing luggage theft,” explained the Las Vegas investigators in their report. “Specifically, Brinton pulled the victim’s luggage from the carousel and examined the tag.”
“Then placing it back on the carousel, looking in all directions for anyone who might be watching, or might approach,” the report went on. “Pulling it back off the carousel and demonstrating the same behavior by looking around before walking away with it quickly. Brinton only having checked one piece of luggage, which Brinton had already claimed from the carousel, had no reason to be examining and taking any other pieces of luggage.”
Known for sparking quite a bit of criticism throughout Americans for the part he played in the federal government while dressing in drag and bragging online about his sexual fetishes, Brinton became the target of the investigation late last month for allegedly stealing another woman’s bags from Minneapolis.
Reportedly, he flew into MSP aboard a flight from American Airlines just prior to 4:30 p.m. from Washington, D.C. As stated in the complaint, Brinton made the trip without a bag, indicating that he had no reason to be in the baggage claim area at all.
The criminal complaint alleges that Brinto fled the airport utilizing an Uber and later checked into the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront hotel carrying a large blue bag.
Brinton went back to MSP just two days later on the 18th of September and flew back to Washington, D.C. carrying the very same bag.
Records and video surveillance expressed that the suitcase belonged to one female passenger that had flown into MSP via a Delta flight out of New Orleans. As expressed in the report, she expressed to law enforcement that her bag and the items inside of it — which totaled out to a sum of $2,325 — had gone missing from the baggage claim area the same day Brinton allegedly stole the luggage.
Authorities reached out to Brinton, putting forth the question of if he “took anything that did not belong” to him.
“Not that I know of,” expressed Brinton, but went on later to admit to stealing the bag.
“If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have any clothes for another individual. That was my clothes when I opened the bag,” he stated to police investigators, as explained in the complaint.
He allegedly explained things to investigators just two hours later and apologized for failing to be “completely honest,” going further to state that he took the bag thinking it had been his while in a state of exhaustion.