Video shows 'singing bandit' targeting home

Posted at 5:58 PM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 20:58:43-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A thief struck an ugly chord with residents in a Del Cerro neighborhood, after zeroing in on a porch and warming up his pipes.    

Just off College Avenue, Katherine - who asked us not to reveal her full name - says the first feeling was confusion when she and her husband returned home from Julian on Saturday night.  On their porch, the couple says they found an opened letter addressed to a man in El Cajon. 

When they looked at the surveillance video, they saw him:  a casually dressed man pulls up in a pickup truck.            

"He is holding the letter so he has a plan, a story if anybody stops him," said Katherine.

On the video, the man heads right for the package at the front door and swipes it.  He throws the package in the truck, tosses the letter and as gets back into the truck, he appears to belt out a note.  As he backs out of the driveway, he keeps on singing.

"The singing clearly shows he's completely comfortable, really cocky...just going to his next gig.  I think it's his weekend job," said Katherine.

Katherine can't help but smile about the likely sour note he experienced once he looked inside and found - a dog brush and mug.  Now she's hoping the video will lead to an arrest.

"He's clearly done this before.  No doubt he's out doing this again," said Katherine.