So when the thefts and such start occurring, you have zero recourse and absolutely no hope of resolution.
I've been missing a lot of sleep lately, and maybe this should be obvious, but if valet parking works in Rochester like it does in most of the rest of the world, the driver hands his or her keys to some guy in a fancy vest, gets a piece of paper, the guy in the fancy vest drives away with the car, and the no-longer-a-driver wanders off to do something. At some point in the future, the process reverses and the driver gets his or her keys and car back.
Sound about right?
So, I guess my question is how, exactly, does the involvement of the TSA somehow significantly increase the theft risk? Wouldn't it be reasonable to believe that having a bunch of wannabe-law-enforcement people standing around the parking lot might possibly discourage the theft of personal items by parking valets? Don't thieves generally prefer to work when there's a few other people around as possible watching what they're doing?
I mean, I could believe that the theft rate might increase if the TSA folks were doing the searches themselves (the more people with access to your stuff, the more likely your stuff walks away), but if it's the exact same people who already have unfettered access to everything in your car, I just don't see a theft issue.
Now, the part about people not trained to look for threats being the ones searching your vehicle is definitely a problem. But theft? I don't see it.