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New law makes stealing packages a felony

The problem of 'porch pirates' has been rising with the growth of online shopping.

Texas is cracking down on porch pirates who try to steal the delivery boxes outside your home.

Governor Greg Abbott signed the new bill, which is set to take effect September 1. The law makes it a felony, punishable by up to ten years in prison, to steal packages or other mail. People who are convicted could also expect fines of $10,000 or more.

THE KENS QUESTION: Have you ever had a package stolen from your porch?

A survey in 2018 estimated 26 million Americans have had a holiday package stolen from their home. 

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