A homeowner in Texas confronted a woman stealing packages off her doorstep after catching her red-handed on her doorbell camera.
Michelle Tull was on break at work, when she got an alert from her phone. It was from her doorbell camera, which lets her know if someone is at the front door through a motion detector. She took a look and was shocked to see a woman taking packages from her porch. That’s when she decided to talk directly to the woman via her RING mobile app asking “Hey what are you doing?”
“I was at work on lunch break when my RING app went off letting me someone was at the front door via motion detection. I usually ignore it because it goes off a lot due to trees blowing in wind makes it go off,” she told Viralhog. “When I checked it, I saw this lady walking around her car and opening the door. At first, I thought she maybe she was delivering my packages, but then it became clear she was not. I decided to confront her through the RING app and she was clearly caught off guard and she made up a story that she thought she was at Debra’s house.”
“I was confused about how she would have the wrong house. She actually put the packages back on the porch. I called the police and they reviewed the video, assuring me she was a professional thief,” she continued.
“They did not recognize her but knew her antics. The police were impressed about the quality of a doorbell camera and asked what was in the packages she was trying to take. I told them each box was 35 lbs of kitty litter.”
It’s reassuring to know that even if the thief had succeeded in her robbery, all she would have gotten for her effort was kitty litter. But I’m only sorry that the camera does not appear to have captured the woman’s license plate.
Watch the encounter in the video below.
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