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Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling when you realize you’ve left an important item such as your phone or wallet in the bin at the TSA checkpoint? Apparently it happens with some regularity — more than 70 abandoned laptops have been collected by the TSA at checkpoints in Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) since October. The TSA shared a photo of the 70+ computers sitting in a closet, waiting for their owners to claim them.

It’s hard to imagine how people traveling with a laptop, an essential item for the vast majority of business travelers, could leave them behind, but it’s even harder to imagine the owners just leaving them at the Lost & Found for over a month! And laptops aren’t the only seemingly crucial items left behind by travelers; at Newark alone, the TSA has a collection of coats that take up three whole cabinets, but perhaps the most unbelievable is that several passengers have left entire carry-on bags behind at the checkpoint — which is sure to make for a more difficult trip, to say the least. If you think that you’ve left something behind, you can contact your airport’s Lost & Found office for more information.

Have you ever left a valuable possession behind at a TSA checkpoint?

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