Woman warns others after Christmas packages are stolen from porch


by Tiffany Craig/KHOU 11 News


Posted on November 30, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 30 at 9:01 PM

ATASCOCITA—A mother in Atascocita has a warning for people doing Christmas shopping online. She recommends making sure someone is home when those packages are delivered.

“I had three huge boxes and stacked up here at the front door,” Amanda Price said.

Price got home from work on Monday as a special needs teacher and found a porch full of packaging.

“Without my kids seeing, I stuck my hand in and there was nothing,” says Price.

It appears after UPS dropped off the packages, some sticky fingers moved in.

“Walked up to right here, ripped everything out and walked off” she said.

The presents were bought for not only her own three children, but her students too.

“People are just out to get something and they got my stuff,” she said.  “I was telling all my friends at school that I finished almost all of my shopping.”

Price said she didn’t bother filing a police report, but said the value of her items was more than $250.

UPS said they recommend customers go online and join their free service called UPS My Choice. It alerts you the day before your delivery is dropped off and even allows you to authorize a package to be left in your backyard.

For $5 you can reschedule or reroute your delivery.