Creative ways to protect packages from porch pirates

Almost 26 million packages from the USPS, Fedex and UPS were reported stolen last year, and a police station created an operation so people can pick up packages there.
2:59 | 12/03/19

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We're going to turn to the fight to protect packages from porch pirates. $9.2 billion was spent on cyber Monday and now homeowners and delivery drivers have creative ways to keep your presents safe. Eva pilgrim is here with more. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. This is a serious problem. We're all buying stuff online. The U.S. Postal service one of the delivery options is projecting 800 million deliveries between Thanksgiving and new year's. Those packages prime targets for thieves. Hey, get away. Reporter: They're devious. Hey, put that down. Reporter: Sneaky. And they're ready to spoil your holiday season. Porch pirate, skrofrns who steal packages from your front stoop. Hey, put that back. Reporter: Those temperatures on the rise. According to consumer affairs reports, almost 26 million packages from the United States postal service, FedEx and U.P.S. Were reported Tolan last year alone. That's 2.5 million more than in 2015. And this year with more people shopping online than ever before, people are fighting back. Including one Amazon delivery person. The Boynton beach police department released video of a suspect one driver says followed her truck this weekend and then stole a package after she dropped it off. She called 911. As soon as they saw me coming around the corner and I saw them with the box, they flew down the road. Reporter: In Round Rock, Texas, one police station creating operation front porch. Instead of risking theft at your home you have them sent to the police station for pickup. We'll store and categorize and ask you to pick it up within three days. Reporter: Homeowners are getting creative too. One former nasa engineer boobooby trapped fake packages including a sparkly surprise. When he loads it into his car, he's greeted by a glitter explosion followed by a foul smell that has him throwing his stolen booty right out the window. This couple after falling victim to a theft last year creating the porch pirate lockbox which bolts to your deck. You come home, you unlock it and your packages are there. Reporter: According to a survey conducted by "The new York Times," more than 1.7 million packages are stolen or go missing around the country. It's become such a problem some states are trying to pass new in Texas package thieves could face up to ten years in prison and in my home state of south Carolina a bill there would make stealing a package a felony. You said it was a story of thieves. Somebody stole a big box of kitty litter. It was a giant Amazon box. Turned out to be kitty litter. What are you in here for? Kitty litter. How do you get the packages in the big red box? It's locked.

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