POLK COUNTY, FL – A young band of porch pirates in Polk County learned the hard way that crime doesn’t pay…and sometimes, it’ doesn’t taste that good either. A group of children aged 14, 13 and 11 roaming through Winter Haven’s Inwood neighborhood saw a Fed-Ex package on the doorstep of a Mrs. L., police here said. They decided to snatch the package and have a go at it what was inside. The boys opened the package and ate the treats and later told police the treats made their breath smell very bad. Police investigated and found the boys had eaten the dog treats they stole from the woman’s porch.
“Porch pirates struck at a residence in an Inwood neighborhood within the Haven of Winter,” police said. “Ms. L was home all day, but was unaware that Fed Ex delivered a package to her doorstep. She was also unaware that three porch pirates invaded her space and swiped the package, until she was notified of the crime by her neighbor.”
The neighbor received a notification on his phone from his Ring doorbell.