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Thread: Stolen packages

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    A couple of weeks ago I had a delivery of fabric go missing from my porch. They replaced it so I'm not out the money or fabric but it still p!$$&s me off! This happened once before but not in a couple of years.

    I have been off work all week and I was hoping that my other deliveries would come but, of course they didn't. One is Monday and another is Wednesday and I can't stay home for them. Everything I have ordered since, I am having delivered to my work.

    I set this up tonight with my webcam. The Logitech software has a motion detection video capture. I tested it out, walked quickly onto the porch and it worked good. I will tape the cord down and cover the laptop with a cardboard box because I also neet to cat-proof it.

    This sign is also being taped to my front door when I leave in the morning! :evil:
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    The nerve of some people. I swear!!

    I hope you catch the thieves or at least catch them on tape.

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you!!

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    I hope it works, thieves seem to be so nervy now.

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    Sorry, double post

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    This really makes me mad also! I would LOVE for you to get a pic of the thief (although you may lose another pkg)!

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    I'm really sorry this has happened to you but unfortunately it doesn't shock me. It is sad that you cannot have deliveries made without a thief taking it! Hope it never happens to you again!

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    how about if place a couple of empty packages out there (you could put newspaper in them for weight), don't put up the warning sign, and keep your video running. Might be interesting just to see who is visiting...

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    Of course, now that they are warned, they may break your window & steal your computer.

    I don't believe in warnings. Just do it.

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    this reminds me of when my parents owned a little deli market for a few years. I embroidered them a sign that said: "Please don't steal. God will see you, and Charlie Might!"

    (charlie was my dad. lol...) Speaking of Stealing... I stole the saying from a reader's digest.

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    Best of luck. Hope you catch the culprit!

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    I agree = put up the camera but not the sign. Are you leaving the window shade up too?

    Do you have a neighbor that can accept the package for you?

    Maybe next time you can get it delivered to your place of employment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer
    Of course, now that they are warned, they may break your window & steal your computer.

    I don't believe in warnings. Just do it.
    ditto

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    Love that ur being Pro-Active !!!!!

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    It's inconvenient but safer to have all packages require a signature. If no one's home they take the package back to their depot and leave you a note to come get it.
    At least that's what I do nowadays.
    I even stopped my daily newspaper because someone stole it 5 out of 7 days weekly.
    These kind of people make me sick.
    I'm old enough to remember not having to lock our house up or our cars etc. What's happened?

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    I think its SO sad. Even way out in the country here we have to lock everything up!

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    I would normally not put the sign up but these deliveries are Christmas presents. What is my goal? To get the presents for my family or to catch a thief? It's more important to me to get the Christmas presents.

    The laptop won't be visible. I have a box to put over it to keep the cat off of it and I will close the blinds behind the camera.

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    That is sad. I hope you get them on video. A friend of my family had left her house to go shopping. When she returned, a thief was running out of her house with her tv under his arm and almost knocked her down. She identified him but now she does not feel safe in her own home.

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    This week someone stole the money from our church which was meantfor the flowers (poinsettas) for the alterfor Christmas. It never ends. the world is certainly different these days and not always good.

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    I've been seeing almost daily on the news that happening around Houston, this time of year really brings the creeps out and stuff like that just keeps driving the prices up for those of us who actually pay for things

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    We've thought about getting a camera like that. My friend got one to prove her soon-to-be ex was harrassing her. Yeah, they caught him....trying to reach up thru the cat door to get to the door knob!!!!! Another neighbor was able to catch the kids that were throwing eggs at houses.... :) :)

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    I want to get a camera system. I have one infrared one that was hooked up to my PC upstairs but I had problems with it. I've looked at whole packages at electronics stores, need to seriously start evaluating what would suit my needs.

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    Well, perhaps a box equiped with the hot wires that are used on fences (they give a jolt but not leathol) would be a surprise for the low life person who insists that they may take what ever when ever they please.

    Be sure to place a sign that reads "DO NOT TOUCH". If they choose to ignore the sign, oh well. It is a "what part of "DO NOT TOUCH" do you not understand?

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    We used my husband's 'game camera' to catch who was spilling the cat food bucket out in the barn. One night is was an opossum, the next it was a BIG raccoon! We keep the food now inside a locked room!

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    Awful to have to live like that.

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