You are reading

Corona Man Who Swiped John Legend’s Bag at JFK Convicted, Faces 7-Years Prison


Feb. 20, 2018 By Christian Murray

A 64-year-old Corona man was convicted today on charges relating to the theft of singer John Legend’s luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport last year, according to the Queens District Attorney.

Agustin Hilario, who faces up to seven years in prison, swiped Legend’s Louis Vuitton bag after the Grammy Award winner left it unattended on a luggage cart upon returning from France on March 23, 2017.

Hilario—who was known by Port Authority police–was caught on security footage approaching the cart and grabbing the $3,000 designer bag. The bag contained clothing, Cartier cufflinks valued at between $25,000 and $30,000, and other personal items.

A Port Authority police officer recognized Hilario from the video footage and tried calling him on his mobile phone. When he couldn’t reach him, the officer called a friend of Hilario’s to tell him to bring the items back.  He failed to return the bag at a designated time.

Hilario did ultimately return the bag to the Port Authority Police, who reunited Legend with his belongings.

Upon his arrest, Hilario stated, “I know I should not have taken it. I made a mistake.”

Hilario is scheduled to be sentenced on March 12, according to the District Attorney’s office.

email the author: [email protected]


Click for Comments 

Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time , that old man did the crime he should be punished. And the other hand if you cufflinks worth $25,000 you should be more careful with anything of value.

Heavy Hand

I kinda blame Legend for being careless on this as well… He should go to jail too. A night or two… with Hilario… and seriously this guy was known by the police and they told him to give it back? Hahahah wtf? Legend will watch his stuff or hire someone next time.


Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

MTA providing shuttle from 7 train to traveling Vietnam War Memorial replica in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Sep. 26, 2023 By Bill Parry

The MTA is working with the NYC Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide shuttle bus service between the Mets-Willets Point 7 train station and Flushing Meadows Corona Park for all those wishing to visit the “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., that honors the more than three million Americans who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam conflict.