Protecting Your Packages From Porch Pirates


NOW A SAFETY ALERT, HOLIDAY GIFTS ARE BEING DELIVERED TO PORCHES ACROSS THE NATION BUT THIS TIME OF YEAR A LOT MORE PACKAGES ARE STOLEN. POLICE AND RESIDENTS ARE TAKING STEPS TO PREVENT THEFT. LAURA PODESTA EXPLAINS. Reporter: THEY ARE KNOWN AS PORCH PIRATES, PEOPLE WHO STEAL PACKAGES RIGHT OFF YOUR FRONT DOORSTEP. MICHAEL GARRISON CAPTURED A THIEF ON A SECURITY CAMERA. HE ACTS LIKE HE IS GOING TO KNOCK, BUT HE DIDN’T. HE SAID LET ME LOOK AND THEN THERE HE IS OFF WITH MY THREE BOXES. THE PROBLEM IS SO COMMON SOME HOMEOWNERS ARE TAKING MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS. I’VE HAD FOR PACKAGES, MISSING AND I WANTED A WAY TO EVEN THE SCORE. Reporter: JEREMY BARRA RIGGED UP A BOX THAT SCARES OFF THIEVES WITH A HARMLESS BANK. THIS WOMAN WAS SO FED UP SHE PLACED A SPECIAL GIFT. CAT POOP AND OTHER POOP. I WANTED THEM TO GET SO FRUSTRATED THAT ALL THE BOXES THEY ARE PICKING UP HAD POOP IN THEM. Reporter: YOU CAN GIVE A KEY TO YOUR DELIVERY DRIVER AND HE WILL PUT THE BOX INSIDE. YOU CAN ALSO HAVE DELIVERY SPOTS ASSIGNED. IN CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS, OFFICERS USE BAIT PACKAGES. WE HAVE A GPS TRACKER INSIDE THE PACKAGE. IF A THIEF TAKES OFF WITH IT,

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