Indiana package thief turns out to be neighbor's dog

By Ben Hooper
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Dec. 12 (UPI) -- An Indiana woman who suspected a "porch pirate" was taking packages from her porch reviewed security footage and discovered the culprit was actually a "pooch pirate."

The Danville woman said the packages would go missing from her porch, but would later be found damaged in her yard.


The woman reviewed security camera from the most recent incident late last week and identified the suspect: her neighbor's dog.

The "pooch pirate" was taking the packages off her porch to chew in the yard.

The woman said the boxes were damaged by the dog, but their contents were intact.

A Florida man experienced a similar situation in 2017 when he reviewed security camera footage to find a missing package and spotted a neighbor's dog absconding with the parcel. Bob Hamlin said he waited until the dog's owners got home and they found his package, along with some other missing items, behind their house.

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