UPS driver delivers package, steals iPad delivered earlier by FedEx

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Thieves Stealing America aren't the only ones with sticky fingers for iPads ...

    KHOU: Homeowner: UPS employee caught red-handed stealing Christmas gift

    Wednesday, he and his wife Sandra Alverson were expecting two Christmas gifts that they had purchased online to be delivered, but when they got home, one of them -- delivered by Federal Express -- wasn't there. They thought it was strange because the delivery company emailed them a notification confirming the package had been dropped off earlier that morning.

    "It said it was delivered at 9:29 a.m.,” Al Alverson said. “So I go up and I have a DVR with all the cameras on it to take a look."

    And sure enough at 9:29 a.m. he clearly saw his iPad Mini being delivered. He continued to search the video and at 1:15 p.m. he saw the family's second holiday gift delivered by UPS, but two minutes later, the UPS employee returns.

    "I said, ‘oh my god,’ it is the UPS guy," Alverson said.
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I''ve toyed with putting in a video security system. I'm a bit out of town and on a very low traffic street (one way in, one way out, no intersections) and we all keep a good eye on the neighborhood. Still a multi-camera system with DVR are available for around $1,000 give or take and not that hard to install.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    With prices in that range I might have to look at installing one in my cabin. It's so remote (60-75 minutes from the county seat & 15 minutes off the paved road) that some could be in & out of there long before the alarm system could summon a cop. In the winter when the only practical access is snowshoe or snowmobile, thieves on snowmobiles have a clear advantage.
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

  5. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    If/when you do install it, make sure there's a duplicate recording device well hidden. SWAT teams have been known to destroy evidence of wrongdoing.

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