Authorities were trying Tuesday to figure out how dozens of pieces of luggage belonging to air travelers ended up in a trash bin behind a Houston pet store. The store's owners discovered 60 to 70 pieces of luggage, which belonged to passengers of Continental Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways and U.S. Airways, and contacted the Harris County Sheriff's Department, according to Houston television station KRIV.
Mary Clark, a spokeswoman for Continental, told The Associated Press that some of the luggage belonged to passengers of international flights. She didn't know if the contents of the bags were stolen.
"We're going to be investigating and the authorities are going to be investigating," she said, adding that the airline was working with the other carriers to match the bags with lost luggage claims.
The luggage was found behind a Pet City store.