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Man sends toddler to steal package from families doorstep

By Mason White 4:25 PM April 14, 2013
Toddler holding stolen package 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A man was caught on surveillance video using a toddler to steal a package which has been dropped off by UPS.

The surveillance video captured a stranger approaching the house north of Seattle, Washington pushing a stroller with a toddler inside.

The man stopped in front of the house. Within minutes, the child jumps from the stroller and walks down the path to the front door, as she picks up the package and returns to the man, who immediately placed the package under the stroller.

“This is so wrong. It looks like the toddler knew exactly what was expected of her. After seeing the video, I don’t believe that this was the child’s first package theft offense,” Carl Dejesus, 52, from Kirkland, Washington told

Jared Brinkley, the owner of the house where the incident occurred, said that he and his wife realized that the package was stolen from their door after he tracked the package online. When they learned that the package has been delivered, they reviewed the security video and they were shocked by what they saw.

“It is just bizarre beyond belief,” Brinkley said. He was shocked that a man would use a toddler to steal.

Brinkley noted that the content of the package was only worth about $15. He reported the incident to the Seattle Police Department who are investigating the incident.

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