Caught In The Act: Porch Pirate steals "Golden Girls" t-shirt from Olde Towne East home
Olde Towne East neighbors are being warned about a package thief who is targeting their neighborhood.
"It's just really disappointing," Travis Wells said, as he watched a video recorded by his Ring doorbell camera that caught a crook stealing a package from his Miami Avenue front porch.
"It's sad that someone would take advantage of someone like that, come up to your porch and take something that is not theirs." Wells said.
Wells' Ring door bell camera captured the crime on camera September 7, while Wells and his girlfriend were at work.
"It does bring up the opportunity to get the awareness out there," Wells said, "Share them being in the neighborhood."
The thief caught in the act may have been a bit surprised when he opened the stolen package and discovered it was a T-shirt that featured characters of the popular 80's TV show "The Golden Girls". Wells said the shirt, that contained the faces of Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia, was a gag gift sent by a friend.
"Hopefully, he will be really ticked off," Wells said.
Wells neighbors are now thanking him for being a friend and posting the crook's golden criminal moment on his Ring doorbell neighborhood watch app.
"Sharing it was the best way to do something about it," Wells said.
The suspect is described as a black male, who was wearing a white T-shirt, dark shorts and shoes, and carrying two plastic bags and a picnic chair. Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus Police at 614-645-4545