A 26-year-old man who worked as a baggage handler at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport admitted to a judge Wednesday that he stole firearms from the bags of passengers over a three-month time period.
Ja'Quan Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of theft from an interstate shipment and one count of possession of a firearm.
Johnson admitted that between Nov. 29, 2016, and Feb. 2, 2017, he stole a total of 7 handguns from inside the bags of passengers, one of which is described as a .40 caliber Glock semi-automatic pistol, according to the Department of Justice.
Johnson remains on bond pending sentencing. He faces up to 20 years in prison.