- Complainant has investigated the facts and circumstances of this offense and believes the following
establishes probable cause:
- On September 16, 2022, law enforcement at the Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) Airport, which is located in
Hennepin County, Minnesota, were alerted to a missing suitcase in the baggage claim area. The victim, a
known adult female, stated she and her son flew into MSP on a Delta flight from New Orleans. Victim
proceeded to baggage Carousel 7 to claim her checked bag, which is a navy blue hard-sided Vera
Bradley 26-inch roller bag. The bag was scanned as arriving at 16:40 hours at the MSP Airport but was
missing from the carousel.
- Law enforcement obtained the video surveillance for Carousel 7. At 16:45 hours, officers observe the
suspect, who was later identified as SAMUEL OTIS BRINTON, DEFENDANT herein, remove a navy blue
hard-sided roller bag from the rear of Carousel 7. DEFENDANT removed the blue bag’s tag and put the
bag tag in the handbag they were carrying. DEFENDANT then left the area at a quick pace. Police took a
digital photo of the bag removed by DEFENDANT and showed it to Victim who confirmed it was her bag.