Sam Brinton, a former Department of Energy official in the Biden administration who identifies as non-binary, was detained at his Maryland home on Wednesday while being pursued as a “fugitive from justice” on grand theft charges.
Brinton was arrested after the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Police learned of a third suspected incident of airport luggage larceny in February, according to Fox News. Brinton is currently being held without bond, unlike many violent criminals who are returned to society by Soros-backed, traitorous district attorneys.
A spokesperson for MWAA, James Johnson, stated that on May 17 in Montgomery County, Maryland, “Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police executed a search warrant May 17 in Montgomery County, Maryland, in connection with allegations of stolen property in luggage from Reagan National Airport that was brought to the department’s attention in February 2023.”
“Samuel Otis Brinton, age 35, of Rockville, Maryland, was taken into custody Wednesday pending charges of Grand Larceny,” he continued, “with the assistance of Montgomery County Police.”
According to a neighbor of Brinton’s who spoke with The Daily Wire, “they would not allow his spouse Kevin to leave” after four unmarked police officers arrived on Friday night. Sam Brinton was escorted out in custody after one hour.
Asya Khamsin, a fashion designer, claimed in February 2018 that her baggage was lost at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. She noticed that Brinton’s attire in the photographs mirrored the specially designed items in the bag at the time.
Brinton was initially accused in October of stealing a Vera Bradley suitcase from a luggage conveyor at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in September. Following his bag-snatching capture on camera at Harry Reid International, he was also charged with misdemeanor larceny. By tendering a “no contest” plea for this offense, he was able to avoid imprisonment time.
The Daily Mail reported, “The Biden administration had proudly announced Brinton’s hiring, one of the first non-binary, LGBTQ hires in government.”
Their role was in overseeing and advising on nuclear waste.
It was a woke fantasy that came crashing down in December when Brinton was arrested on suspicion of stealing a woman’s bag during a trip to Minnesota.
At first, Brinton denied taking the bag.
Wikipedia reported on Brinton’s weird life background:
Brinton was raised in Perry, Iowa and is the child of two Southern Baptist missionaries. Brinton came out as bisexual to their parents in the early 2000s. According to Brinton, their parents disapproved of Brinton’s attraction to a male friend from school, and sent the then-middle school student for conversion therapy, an experience Brinton later described as “barbaric” and “painful” in a New York Times op-ed. During one particularly extreme conversion therapy session, Brinton stated that they were bound to a table while ice, heat, and electricity were applied to their body, all while being forced to watch film clips of gay intimacy.
Brinton has stated that parental physical abuse also became far more common in their life as they began to express their identity. Eventually, Brinton said that after it was clear that conversion therapy had not affected their sexuality, they were effectively disowned by their parents, with their father threatening to shoot Brinton in the head if Brinton ever returned home.
Journalist and gay activist Wayne Besen has expressed skepticism about Brinton’s description of their childhood conversion therapy experience. Besen has noted inconsistencies in Brinton’s retelling of events, as well as Brinton’s being unable to remember the therapist’s name despite having had two years of sessions with him. In the aftermath of 2022 allegations of luggage theft against Brinton, Besen reiterated his concerns and accused various people and groups of failing to heed “clear warning signs” and of making decisions to accept Brinton’s recounting of their experience without confirming its veracity as “sloppy, ethically negligent, and shockingly unprofessional” behavior.
Brinton was dismissed from his position as the Department of Energy’s deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition after recordings of the alleged incidents were made public.
After arriving on September 16 from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport police charged Brinton with stealing $2,325 worth of luggage from a luggage carousel.
In early December, Las Vegas prosecutors additionally charged Brinton with grand theft of an item valued between $1,200 and $5,000. On July 6 at the Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Brinton was charged with stealing luggage estimated to be worth $3,670. There were $1,700 worth of jewelry, $850 worth of apparel, and $500 worth of cosmetics in the bag.
15 years was the utmost sentence for the two alleged offenses committed by Brinton. In both cases, however, the presiding justices determined that no prison time was necessary.
Moreover, a Tanzanian fashion designer based in Houston claimed in February that Brinton was donning her own designs, which were contained in a purse that the designer had reported missing in 2018. Houston police provided the FBI with this case.
The DOE announced Brinton’s departure from the organization on December 12, but did not elucidate.