‘My parents were hit by REVERSE porch pirates!’ Ring cam catches two women putting package inside mail box so it isn’t stolen off the doorstep
- Doorcam footage shows generous ‘reverse porch pirates’ in Vancouver, Canada
- Family had been on vacation when they were alerted to movement on a Ring cam
- Clips shows two women hide an unattended package from would-be-thieves
- They approach the camera, make clear they have no intention of stealing the Amazon parcel, before clearly pointing out they have moved it into the mail box
This is the heartwarming moment two young women try and protect a family on vacation from ‘porch pirates’ by hiding their parcel inside their mail box.
The short video clip, recorded in Vancouver, Canada at around 7pm on November 9, shows the pair approach the home and speak directly into the property’s Ring camera.
No-one answers the door as the women approach, but they quickly make clear that they have no intention of making off with the homeowner’s Amazon parcel.
The short video clip, recorded in Vancouver, Canada on November 9, shows two women approach the home and speak directly into the property’s Ring camera
No-one answers the door as the women approach, but they quickly make clear that they have no intention of making off with the homeowner’s Amazon parcel
One woman with ginger hair and a hat starts the recording by saying: ‘Yo, you guys got a package at your door’, before picking it up and gesturing to the camera.
Her friend commentates on the entire exchange in the background, reiterating they have no intention of stealing the delivery.
The first girl continues: ‘We’ve come to get it, so nobody takes it, which I will hide for you in your mail box.’
But unbeknownst to the philanthropic pair, the couple living in the home were on vacation for a week – meaning their package would have been left unattended and potentially snatched by ‘porch pirates’.
Again making their intentions painstakingly clear as she approaches the camera, the first woman shouts: ‘The package is in your mail box!’
And as they peel away from the front door, the second woman adds: ‘Ok. We put your package in the mail box. Peace out, I love your house. It’s a great house and reminds me of Mexico.’
The woman with ginger hair and a hat starts the recording by saying: ‘Yo, you guys got a package at your door’
She then picks up the Amazon parcel, dangles it in front of the camera for the homeowners to see, and then shoves it into the mail box
The phrase porch pirates was popularized across North America in recent years in response to rising instances of brazen thieves stealing online deliveries that are left outside a homeowner’s front door.
With the onset of the Covid pandemic, internet orders skyrocketed, meaning there have been more chances for opportunistic criminals to steal unattended goods.
More often than not, doorcam footage of porch pirates shows shameless crooks attempt to steal from their neighbours.
As they peel away from the front door, the second woman adds: ‘Ok. We put your package in the mail box. Peace out, I love your house. It’s a great house and reminds me of Mexico’
But in posting his clip on social media, @chenryhinaski was delighted to see the generosity of the Canadians on full-display, and coined an interesting new term.
He shared the clip to Reddit with the title: ‘My parents are away this week. They got hit by “reverse porch pirates”‘.
And the young women’s goodwill certainly sparked an outpouring of positivity in the majority of comments shared online.
June Berry wrote: ‘It’s nice to see people doing good for a change! Way to go ladies!’
Speaking about the pair’s actions, @Asidal said: ‘They’re so nice; I wish more people were like them.’
Another user added: ‘Wow the world needs more of this.’