Is Online Shopping an Invitation for Thieves?

Watch how one man caught a suspected thief and learn how you can make sure your online purchase ends up in your hands.
2:02 | 07/31/14

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thanks to the explosion of online shopping, Americans are getting more home deliveries than ever before and it's a kind of invitation to creative criminals. ABC's Matt Gutman now shows us how one man caught a suspected thief and how you can make sure your package ends up in your hands. Reporter: The thief was brazen and maybe just a tad foolish. Watch. The alleged thief offering the camera a crisp shot of his face as he swipes this package off Daniel Dillon's Indianapolis porch. In it? A $300 pair of earrings for his wife! Caught on five cameras. A crime is a crime. Whether you think it's right or wrong and depending on your circumstances but you just can't steal. Dillon went to Facebook posting this message. Any of you know this guy in my wife wants her earrings back. It's no surprise as we buy more things online, companies are delivering more packages, too, upwards of 45 million every day. Suspecting a package you really don't want swiped? Always send a package to where you think you'll be. This can also help. Both FedEx and ups have apps that allow you to change delivery address, even alert you by text message when a package is about to be dropped off. Almost 10,000 people shared this video in 24 hours. The cops watched, too, nabbing this suspect the very next day. It was extremely high quality video which led to being able to identify the suspect. Reporter: Maybe it's fitting that for his alleged heist he wore black and white prison stripes. Matt Gutman, ABC news, Miami.

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