NYC-Bound Passenger Leaves Bags in Seattle Airport Instead of Paying $1,400 in Fees

The man boarded the flight to New York City without his bags

By Shimon Prokupecz
|  Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013  |  Updated 2:56 PM EDT
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Man Leaves Bags at Airport Rather Than Pay $1,400 in Fees

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A passenger booked on a Delta flight to New York City left four of his seven bags in Seattle after he was told he'd have to pay $1,400 in baggage fees, according to law enforcement officials.

Law enforcement officers met and questioned the man when the plane landed at Kennedy Airport Tuesday because of the abandoned bags.

Authorities in Seattle closed the ticket counter and called the bomb squad to investigate what appeared to be wires sticking out of some of the luggage. It was later determined the bags contained personal items.

The man was released after he was questioned in New York.

--Jay Blackman contributed to this story

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