Brazen thief actually waits on homeowner's porch, accepts packages from UPS driver

ENUMCLAW, Wash. -- A homeowner says it was bad enough that his boxes were stolen from his porch this holiday season. But he says it’s the interaction between the thief and the driver delivering those boxes that is even more disappointing.

Troy Hall was expecting some Christmas gifts to be delivered last week. When they didn’t arrive as scheduled, he checked his surveillance system. That’s when he saw a man walking down his driveway right before a UPS truck pulls up.

“It's disturbing,” he said Monday. “Because he seems to know where the cameras are, he's hiding his face.”

The man spends several minutes on Hall’s porch, waiting for the driver. Hall was shocked when the driver arrives and talks to the thief.

“I think what he says is, ‘Would these be safe here?’ The thief says, ‘Yes, sir.’”

So the driver leaves the packages and the crook takes off with them a few minutes later. Hall says his wife was at home when all this happened.

“I wish the driver rang the doorbell or knocked on the door, instead of taking this stranger's word that no one was home.”

He called UPS to complain, but wasn’t happy with the response he was given.

“They said the driver was basically following company policy. It seems odd that that would be true.”

He knows drivers have a lot of deliveries to make this time of year, but he thinks this driver should have used better judgment.

“If I were in that position, I would have done something different. I think I would have left a note, or come back later,” he says. “Something different than slide it next to the person who's looking suspicious.”

Q13 Fox News reached out to UPS to get a comment, but have yet to hear back from them.

Enumclaw police are investigating this crime. If you think you recognize the suspect or have any information that might help, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.