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'I'd Put That Down': Man Confronts Apparent Package Thief

Alhambra police released the cellphone video in hopes someone can help identify the thief

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    Alhambra Homeowner Confronts Package Thief

    A homeowner caught an alleged package thief red-handed and confronted her on cellphone video. This video was published on Thursday, May 12, 2016. (Published Thursday, May 12, 2016)

    A would-be package thief had some explaining to do when a tough-talking Alhambra, California, homeowner confronted her in his front yard. Their exchange was captured on cellphone video.

    The man had just arrived home about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday when he saw a woman walk up to his front door, pick up two packages and do an about-face, the Alhambra Police Department said. That's when he turned on his camera and came face-to-face with her.

    "You know I live here?" the homeowner calmly tells the alleged thief, who, after being caught red-handed, is forced to come up with an excuse on the spot.

    "If I were you, I'd put that down," the homeowner tells her sternly.

    "Why?" the thief replies with a shrug. "My mother lives here."

    "Because those are my stuff - I live here," he says. "This is my house."

    The woman sticks to her story, telling the man he doesn't live there — until he threatens to call police.

    "Take your s--- then," she says, dropping the boxes and storming off.

    Police released the cellphone video in hopes someone can help identify the woman, who was wearing a red top, dark sunglasses and had distinctive tattoos on her right arm. Anyone with information was asked to call 626-308-4875.