Porch pirate that hit several homes in Broward caught, deputies say

A very busy porch pirate has been caught on camera several times, apparently taking packages that aren’t his.

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A very busy porch pirate was caught on camera several times, apparently taking packages that aren’t his.

The man has been recorded on multiple home surveillance cameras in North Lauderdale walking up to people’s front doors and stealing their hard-earned goods.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office says they have identified him as Frantzdy Louis, 22, and that he faces misdemeanor petit theft charges in a Tamarac case that occurred Tuesday and a package theft in North Lauderdale from October.

BSO encourages the victims in the recent Ring videos from North Lauderdale to contact them and file reports, which could lead to additional criminal charges.

“Our district is on top of it,” BSO Deputy Jessica Martinez told Local 10 News earlier this week. “We’re aware of it, we’re working it.”

The slender-built suspect with dreadlocks was wearing a mask and a red t-shirt this week, targeting multiple homes with packages.

In one video, he was seen acting like he’s on the phone and knocking on the door, but he never actually did.

Deputies are asking victims to please report these crimes when they happen, and take steps to avoid them.

“Try to see if you can arrange with maybe a neighbor, or even your place of employment,” Martinez said.

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