This story in today's Register should scare us all a bit:
The Des Moines Airport burglar was back this week, but this time he or she didn't get in.
Police said Comair, a Delta connection carrier, reported an attempted break-in on Tuesday. Someone tried to pry open a door to a manager's office, located behind Comair's main counter. It appears that a flat-head screwdriver was used on the door but it held firm.
There have been five burglaries or attempted burglaries at the Des Moines airport in 2006. All are unsolved. Let me see if I can make this one step clearer.
In an era where you can't take a water bottle on a plane for fear you'll make it explode, five people have broken into the place those planes depart from in ten months, and we don't know who they are.
I'm astounded by the fact that in our post 9-11 world, security at our airports is so lax that someone with no technology greater than a flat head screwdriver got into the airport, attempted to break into a room, failed, and escaped while no one noticed.
Does this scare the crap out of anyone else?