Porch pirate caught on camera making the rounds in Chula Vista

Man stole two packages Sunday morning
Posted at 7:19 PM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 22:19:18-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - Some Chula Vista neighbors are doing their own detective work on social media to catch a thief. 

Two neighbors say their separate home security cameras recorded the same man on their property early Sunday morning either stealing boxes or acting odd on their front porch.

Madie Hansen posted on her neighborhood’s Nextdoor app security video from Sunday at about 3:00 AM of a man wearing a hoodie and a backpack sneak onto her gated patio, pick up two boxes, and walk off into the night.

“I was just kind of angry,” she recalled after searching her home’s video.

After she posted her video, Luis Lopez down the street posted a video on his neighborhood’s Facebook page.  Lopez said it shows the same man about 30 minutes later on his porch, which is near Hansen’s house. 

The video shows a man with a similar hoodie and backpack walk up to the porch, look around, and walk away empty handed.

Lopez said he contacted Chula Vista Police and showed them the video.

“Just stay away, just stop taking our stuff.  That’d be cool, too,” said Hansen.

Anyone with information about the man should contact Chula Vista Police.