• Caught on video: Woman confronts alleged ‘porch pirate'

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    LONG BEACH, Calif. - A California woman was not going to be a victim of an alleged porch pirate and the entire event was caught on video.

    “She picked the wrong day and the wrong envelope to try and snatch,” Shirah Booker told KTLA.

    Booker was surprised that the alleged thief was trying to take her mail in the middle of broad daylight earlier this month, KTLA reported.

    The woman can be seen carrying bags and was looking at Booker’s mailbox before opening a sealed envelope.

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    After a few moments, the video shows Booker coming in contact with the woman, who eventually ran away.

    “Sometimes you have to go Rice Krispy and ‘ snap crackle and pop,’ and that’s what needed to happen” Booker said. “Enough is enough. Stop stealing our stuff. We work hard. Go get your own stamp. Go get your own envelopes ... You’re not coming around and do this in this neighborhood.”

    Booker did call 911 after the confrontation. Police advise to call authorities instead of taking matters into your own hands, KTLA reported.

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