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.
Daring package theft caught on video in North Hills
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