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Otherworldly: Person dressed as extraterrestrial swipes package from Jacksonville home

You can’t make this up.

A homeowner in the Arlington Heights area of Jacksonville recently became the victim of an out-of-this world form of porch piracy.
A homeowner in the Arlington Heights area of Jacksonville recently became the victim of an out-of-this world form of porch piracy.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A family in Arlington caught what appeared to be some extraterrestrial activity on their doorbell camera when they were out of town over the weekend.

“Does anybody recognize this person who stole a package from my door while we were away?” a post on Facebook read.

The family said they can’t help but laugh.

“My stolen Amazon package. Super mad but kinda hilarious,” the post continued.

The homeowner, who asked not to be identified, told News4Jax while her family was in Tampa, the unidentified figure swiped a package from their doorstep.

The incident happened at a home along Raymur Villa Drive, which runs between International Village Drive and Fort Caroline Road.

“We have had a lot of theft, car break-ins and door pullers, or whatever you want to call them, through the area trying to go through people’s stuff,” the homeowner said.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s crime mapping tool, which would backtrack to Aug. 28, 2020, there have been 27 thefts and burglaries reported within a one mile radius of Raymur Villa Drive since the aforementioned date.

The homeowner said all that was stolen were pillows and table cloths.

The family didn’t file a police report, but they did call Amazon, which replaced the items.

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Posted by WJXT4 The Local Station / News4JAX on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.

Award-winning broadcast and multimedia journalist with 20 years experience.