Viral Video: Thief Steals Two Packages, so Man Puts a Surprise Inside the Third…

December 16, 2015 Updated: December 16, 2015

Thieves who steal packages off of porches are becoming more common, but so are homeowners who devise plans to catch them in the act.

After news broke of a man in Las Vegas putting a box full of dog poop on his porch, a new video shows Mark Riedesel of Davenport, Iowa catching a thief in the act with a surveillance camera.

Riedesel put the camera in place after he ordered a toy for his cat on Amazon but never received it. 

“I never found the first package, so I had them send me a new package. And, that disappeared within the five hour space it was delivered,” he told WQAD8.

So he put a small camera at the front door and put an empty box out as bait.

Just a few hours later, a woman in a pink hooded sweatshirt is caught on camera walking onto the porch and looking inside the box.

After a few minutes, determining it was empty, she left. 

Riedesel filed a report with the Davenport Police Department, including the video of the suspect.

“It’s just a cat toy, not a lot of money, but still. I think it’s terrible. People just walking around stealing stuff. It’s not right,” he said.

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