iPads, computers, strollers, and suitcases are just some of the items among the thousands sitting in the LAX lost and found. LAX Airport Police Sgt. Rob Pedrogen says more than 7000 items are turned into the airport lost and found each month.
"We hold onto stuff a minimum of 90 days, but to be honest with you, what we have done is we will keep the warehouse at capacity and rotate items through only when we get beyond that."
During the hectic holiday season it's easy to lose track of important items, even the ones that are seemingly impossible to miss. However, KFI's Kris Ankarlo, easily spotted a 5ft rainbow zebra that is typically hard to miss, let alone leave behind.
"This is really like a swap meet," Pedrogen adds. However, none of the items in the 5000 ft warehouse are actually for sale.
"Some of the more valuable items, obviously we keep as long as possible. The object of airport police lost and found is to make sure that we get the items back to the owners and we make every effort possible to do that."
Pedrogen says there are more than 5,000 laptops in the lost and found. People can get their stuff back by stopping by the warehouse in person or making a claim online. Get your claims in soon before items are rotated out. Only 20 percent of items are ever retrieved by their owners, LAX says.