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Rip-Off Alert | Teen porch pirate arrested in multiple package thefts

While there has been plenty of word about porch pirates, there's finally news of an arrest made. The suspect is a teenager, but that's not what makes this story unusual. (KSNV file)

While there has been plenty of word about porch pirates, there's finally news of an arrest made. The suspect is a teenager, but that's not what makes this story unusual.

Surveillance video provided by residents shows a package being dropped off, just fine. However, something was removed in the process of it being delivered.

"The contents were not in the package. (So...) One item out of two was in the package, so at some point between Amazon and reaching our home, something was removed," said theft victim Brett Gilsinger.

Brett and Christine Gilsinger were two of the victims. The one missing item was a present, and difficult to explain to their young boys.

"They stole our kids' Christmas present so and I know that's happened to a lot of other people," said Christine Gilsinger.

Deputies near Tampa Bay, Fla. haven't released a tally on how many packages were tampered with. One of the issues is that sometimes people receive gifts in packages and they don't know what they are or were supposed to be.

"The frustrating part is you do your security, you do your due diligence, you have your lights on, you lock your doors, you check everything, but what happens away from your residence, you can't control," said theft victim Kyle Young.

Young is also a victim and knew something was missing from his delivery.

"Had a box with two items in it. One for my wife, one for myself. We had headphones. One was pink, one was silver. The pink one wasn't taken, the silver one was," said Young.

Authorities arrested a teenager in the area but are revealing little about the arrest. They are also not saying how the teen was gaining access to the packages before they were delivered.

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