This Week in Package Theft 7.0

Front porch packages

Welcome to This Week in Package Theft.

There are so many interesting little things going on in this story and I want to talk about each of them, but I think we’ll just focus on one, “The collection of random and “value-less” items people steal from front porches.”

I started thinking about the value-less items package thieves go to great lengths to steel because in this article, the thief got away with;

  • A yoga mat
  • A calendar
  • A set of floor mats
  • A bottle of dietary supplements

Really? Why even bother?!

Aside from not getting caught, I imagine that package thieves hope to hit the jackpot on stuff they can resell; expensive jewelry, electronics, specialty gifts, etc., However, I did a Google search for “Top items delivered to your home” and you know what came up for

  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Cleaning supplies

My guess is that most of these stupid criminals are stealing what I like to call “dud packages”. There’s no street market for laundry detergent! What the heck is the entire industry of package thieves doing with these dud packages?

When I was growing up, I thought mail fraud was a serious offense. I wouldn’t even go near someone else’s mailbox. I wish the parents of these high school students would teach them a similar lesson. They got away with a toddler size t-shirt (what was I saying about dud packages?!!) but the sheer embarrassment they must be feeling right now was totally #notworthit #stupidshityoudoinhighschool

Click here to watch the video! 

Package theft isn’t worth it, people!! The odds of getting a dud package just doesn’t make it worth the risk.

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