Fort Lauderdale porch pirate swipes package while masquerading as car washer

A porch pirate was caught on camera taking a package from a Fort Lauderdale home.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A porch pirate was caught on camera taking a package from a Fort Lauderdale home.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday inside the Rio Vista residential community.

The homeowner told Local 10 News the man seen in the video was going door-to-door offering to wash cars.

Instead, he took a package that was left at the front door.

Fort Lauderdale porch pirate (WPLG)

Surveillance video appears to show the man pick up the package, then place it in a bucket below the camera’s scope before walking away.

Anyone with information or who thinks they recognize the man is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

The full surveillance video can be seen below:

A porch pirate was caught on camera taking a package from a Fort Lauderdale home.

About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.