TSA reunites man with the $100,000 Cartier watch he left at a checkpoint
People leave things behind at airport security checkpoints all the time, but there aren't likely many who forget to grab their 100 thousand dollar, diamond-encrusted Cartier watch.
One man who did just that is being reunited with his valuable timepiece, thanks in large part to the dedicated workers at the TSA.
The item was found by security personnel at Newark Liberty International Airport, who put it away for safe keeping.
Soon after, federal officials took to the task of tracking its owner down.
A traveler on his way home to Japan, has verified that he is the person who left the watch at the screening station.
Proof of ownership was established through photos sent by the owner, in which he's wearing the pricey accessory.
The valuable article will soon be picked up by one of the man's New Jersey-based colleagues, who will then pass it along.
Authorities say the individual who accidently left the watch behind is a Japanese real estate entrepreneur who oversees a number of hotels and resorts, both in his native country and abroad.