NORTH HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) --Video captured a package thief snatching a couple's belongings right off their front porch in North Hills on Friday.
A man seen on surveillance video walking up to a home doesn't live there, but acts like he does. He looks around to make sure the coast is clear, pauses on the front porch - long enough to swig out of a bottle - then makes his move, stealing a package from Amazon.
What he didn't know was homeowner Mindy Farnsworth was home at the time.
"I went out thinking that a package was getting delivered. As I open the door, I realize someone was actually walking away with the package," she said.
Farnsworth, who is nearly 9 months pregnant, made sure the thief knew he was busted.
"I asked him, 'Can I help you with something?' At that point, he ran out the front gate, hopped in his car - with his kids in it - and peeled out," she added.
The suspect fled in a dark blue Chevy Avalanche.
Her husband missed the suspect by just a few minutes.
The thief may have thought he was getting away with an expensive item inside the box but instead, he stole about $60 worth of dog toys for Benson, the Farnsworths' new dog.
The Farnsworths' have had packages stolen before, a crime that surges as the holidays approach.
Mindy said maybe she'll have to padlock the front gate from now on to keep out unscrupulous individuals.