Denver ‘porch pirate’ caught on camera stealing packages from disabled veteran
DENVER -- "Porch pirate" crimes are on the rise in Denver and across the country.
Nine-year disabled U.S. Army veteran Mike Long and his wife had their new surveillance security system installed Thursday, and captured a woman walking up to their porch and stealing packages two days later.
"It does make you feel violated because that was my wife's jacket and some toiletries and some gifts and stuff like that," Long said.
The security footage shows the postal carrier dropping off two packages at their front door then hitting the doorbell.
Then, an identifiable a tattooed woman walks up to the porch and steals the packages.
"And it came to my phone as an alert and I came back home about 10 minutes later and they were gone," Long said.
Long called police and showed the officer the video while filling out a crime report.