by Mike Masnick
Mon, Dec 29th 2008 11:55pm
There have been a few stories in the past about people successfully catching thieves by putting up videos on sites like YouTube, so it's always interesting to see another person try it out -- especially when it sounds like the police aren't able to do very much. In this case, a guy who noticed packages often went missing from his front doorstep set up a video camera and successfully recorded a woman approaching his door and supposedly making off with a decoy package (the video isn't all that well positioned, so you can't actually see the woman open or take the package):
What's interesting is that this is exactly the sort of case where police are unlikely to be able to be of much help directly if there's no other evidence concerning the woman's identity. But by taking the video and posting it online, it seems much more likely that the alleged thief will be identified.
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