Clever, Grinchy Thief Replaces Gifts With Dog Food

Gina Sheldon of New Hampshire got an unpleasant surprise in her luggage
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 25, 2021 8:20 AM CST
Grinchy Thief Replaces Gifts With Dog Food

(Newser) – A woman who returned from a flight to Europe with more than $3,000 worth of gifts in her luggage found the contents gone—and replaced with dog food, per the AP. Gina Sheldon of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, also found an old T-shirt and a shaving cream bottle in her bag, all part of an apparent attempt to make the luggage appear to be full, per WMUR-TV. “There was a leather jacket I had purchased for my 16-year-old,” Sheldon said. "I had bought these really cute leather wristlet band purses that I had bought to give to various family and friends.”

Sheldon said she spent 11 days in Italy and stopped in Paris for a few days for business on her way home recently. “When it goes through the scan and it continued on its journey, it looks like a real luggage product," she said about the objects that ended up in her bag. Sheldon booked her flight through Delta Air Lines, but it was operated by Air France. “We apologize for this customer’s experience following Air France flight 334," Delta told the station in a statement. “We have affirmatively connected with our partners at Air France and the customer to find a resolution.”

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