Kicker: Porch piracy

NICK EICHER, HOST: Online shopping makes life a bit easier, but with ease comes opportunity, particularly for thieves. 

And over the holidays, police responded to numerous reports of packages stolen off porches.

But now, doorbell cameras are nabbing a lot of the culprits in the act. Debbie Goines of Oklahoma expected a package her sister mailed from California, but it disappeared just before Christmas. 

So Goines check the camera footage and soon identified Whodunit! 

It was her next door neighbor, Max. 

Big, four-footed, furry Max sniffed out the box filled with beef jerky and other irresistibles. 

ABC News was on the scene…

GOINES: All we found was the box and a busted bottle of olive oil. I just assume that Max ate what he wanted and then buried the rest ‘cause it was full of stuff. And I guess he just smelled the jerky and thought ‘this’s been delivered to the wrong house!”

So Max righted that wrong. Now, in all graciousness, Goines and her human neighbor worked it all out. But Max received the Max, that is confinement to his minimum-security pen for a while.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/ABC News)

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