Texas Dad Turns to Social Media to Find Stolen Package

Jeff Turner posted images from his surveillance camera to find the teen who allegedly took his item.
2:36 | 11/28/14

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They have been impossible to miss. Throughout the holiday season, video after video of thieves stealing packages right off of people's front porches. This morning, a satisfying revenge story about a dad who turned to social media to track down a crook. And Reena ninan is here with the story. Good morning, more and more across America, people are finding first class mail met with second class behavior. All you need is a camera and friends on social media. It is the season of giving, but for this Texas thief, it's about the take. Caught on this home surveillance camera taking a package. I feel inviviolated. Reporter: The package was just delivered. He uses his sweatshirt to cover his face, looks around, snatches the package and fleeps but not before taking a quick glance at the security camera. I got madder. I'm going to post this to a social media site. Reporter: He turned to friends and neighbors, posting screen grabs of the surveillance footage on his neighborhood watch Facebook page. Half a dozen of my neighbors are on it. And they saw the post. They came over to me and said, hey, I know who this kid is. Reporter: Turns out it was a local teenager. He took mercy and didn't go to the police. And that stolen package with the Houston rockets sweater inside was finally returned to its rightful owner, his son, Jared, just in time for Thanksgiving. It's a crime and more this season, check out this Pennsylvania man pinching a package left on a porch while juggling his 1-year-old daughter in his other arm. And a woman in Detroit, boldly escaping with a package under each arm. With the postal services gearing up to deliver a whopping 1.3 billion packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 10% more than last year. Police said expect more holiday bandits out on the hunt. How do you bust a bandit? Sign up for delivery alerts, or send yourself a decoy package with a dirt injury diaper. See if they come back again. Somebody has a crazier mind than mine. I got that, Dan. Such venom. Absolutely. It's the holiday season. Don't do anything mean to Reena ninan ever. Ever. Thank you, appreciate it. Time now for the weather,

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