Al Alverson and his wife had been expecting two packages to be delivered Wednesday. When they got home, just one of them was there.
That was strange, because the Alversons had received an emailed confirmation from Federal Express that the other package, an iPad Mini for their daughter for Christmas, had been dropped off that morning.
The Houston, Texas homeowner turned to the porch camera he installed three years ago and reviewed the day’s recording. Sure enough, there was FedEx delivering the iPad at 9:29 a.m. But several hours later, there was something else: A UPS deliveryman dropped off the family’s other package — and then returned and took the iPad.
“I said, ‘Oh my God,’ it’s the UPS guy,” Alverson told KHOU-TV.
Wearing that familiar brown uniform, the recording shows the deliveryman drop off his package, ring the doorbell and leave. But a few minutes later, he returns, picking up the other package on the porch and making off with it.
Alverson said he contacted UPS but felt he wasn’t getting a straight answer. He posted the footage on YouTube and called KHOU.
UPS told the station they were able to identify the employee — a seasonal worker hired just for the holidays — from Alverson’s recording and that he was fired and arrested Thursday.
As for the Alversons, UPS replaced the iPad. The family agreed not to press charges, according to KPRC-TV.