Porch pirate caught on video stealing Amazon package minutes after truck dropped it off

SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: The homeowner told KSAT that Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended the man seen stealing a package off the porch of her home.

ORIGINAL: A homeowner in the Stone Creek community on San Antonio’s far West side caught a porch pirate stealing her packages on her home’s security cameras Monday.

The homeowner shared the videos with KSAT and said the man stole the package around 12:30 p.m., just minutes after it was dropped off by an Amazon truck.

A report was filed with a Bexar County Sheriff deputy and the homeowner told KSAT that police would issue a warrant for the thief’s arrest once he is identified.

Video catches porch pirate stealing packages in San Antonio neighborhood

“As you can see in the videos, he knocks lightly and goes back to his car, puts the car in reverse to move out of the way of the camera a little, and then walks back up and takes the package,” the homeowner said.

Stealing 10 packages or less became a state felony offense in Texas in September after Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation that increased the punishment for package piracy.

Garden Ridge porch pirate caught on video

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.