SAN ANTONIO – A man was caught on video by a Ring doorbell camera stealing packages in the Loma Vista neighborhood at approximately 2:34 p.m. Tuesday in San Antonio.
The owner of the home, who provided video, told KSAT he hasn't had his packages stolen before.
"I hope he gets caught, even though what I purchased was trivial. I just hate when someone does this to people that have ordered important things, and to people who have medical necessities/special needs," the homeowner said.
The man can be seen holding a stack of books as he approaches the door, before stealing the packages and driving off in a white truck.
The homeowner told KSAT he contacted authorities in regard to this incident.
Another video posted in the Ring app by a neighbor shows what appears to be the same man stealing packages off another porch.
His truck is more visible in the second video and has distinct markings.'
A new Texas law that went into effect on Sept. 1 increased the punishment for porch piracy to a felony, punishable by up to 180 days in jail, 10 years in prison and a fine ranging from $4,000 to $10,000.