On 12/23/05 LAX/TSA inspected and removed my brand new EU1000 Honda Generator from my checked in luggage. I filed a claim with TSA only to get a response that stated, Any hazardous material confiscated will not be returned to the passenger. Basically TSA is stating that my Brand new generator was HAZMAT.
For twenty years I shipped and received chemicals, electronic and mechanical equipment, for Computer Sciences Raytheon under the Department of Defense, (U.S.Air Force), I have the certification, and training in identifying, and handling of HAZMAT items.
The EU1000 Honda Generator is classified as a power tool, not HAZMAT.
The TSA has created a poor excuse for my stolen or lost equipment due to their negligence.
Conductive reasoning would indicate, if a common thief stole the generator, the thief would have taken the other power tools that were in the same piece of luggage.
Interesting enough is the fact that LAX/TSA lost my Dell laptop on the same day.
I am seeking legal support to recover my Honda Generator or the value of what it will cost me to replace it.
Taking into consideration TSA's methods of forced entry into already unlocked pieces of luggage, I do not believe I'm the only person that has a case against them.
I understand TSA has a great responsibility, this responsibility should not allow them to be above the law, or less responsible for the job that has been entrusted to them. As part of the D.O.T. they should have a quality control system that protects the property of the little people, such as myself.
Robbed By the TSA, Robert ******