200 Million Stolen – Ho Ho Ho Package Thieves Have Got To Go
Some people call them "Porch Pirates" but that doesn't work for me. The word "Pirate" carries a fantasy, adventurous, romantic, historical connotation to miy mind. I grew up watching reruns of "The Buccaneers" TV show and have thought of pirates as swashbuckling, rebellious, anti-establishment, and individualistic. (with a little murderous savagery thrown in)
Lowest of the Low
To me, the so-called "porch pirates" are worse than the rats that infest the warves of the mid-1600's Caribbean ports where the real pirates used to hang out.
I had a package stolen off my front door step in the middle of the day in broad daylight a couple months back and it was really upsetting. Infuriating nay be a better word. I'm sure if I could have confronted the thief I very well may have committed a worse crime in response and ended up paying bigger price !
The Crime Is More Than Theft
It's not always the loss. In my case the bad guys only got a couple of cat tree replacement buckets where our cats like to sleep and lounge in the sunshine coming through the frontroom window. But it is the invasion of personal space, the audacity, the total disregard for social norms and it happens...a lot!
Kid Gloves Won't Promote Change
If someone steals a package from you, experts say you should file a police report, include any security footage you might have, and contact the sender in case you can get a free replacement. You can also file claims with the carrier who delivered the package.