OC man suspected of being prolific porch pirate

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Friday, December 22, 2017
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A man believed responsible for at least 20 package thefts in Orange County was arrested after someone saw his photo on the news.

IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- Irvine police have arrested a 33-year-old man believed to be a prolific porch pirate.

Suspect Anthony Brian Palusso, 33, of Mission Viejo, is suspected in a string of package thefts - at least 20 in Irvine and potentially in other Orange County cities as well.

The suspect in multiple thefts was caught on home surveillance video. After the photos were released to the public recently, Garden Grove police arrested Palusso at a local hotel Tuesday following a tip from someone who saw his picture on the news.

He was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken into custody.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the case is asked to call Irvine police at (949)724-7000.