STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Caught On Camera: UPS Delivery Man Steals Package

A stole package has been returned to a Fort Smith man after a United Parcel Service delivery man stole it, and police...

Posted: Dec 22, 2017 8:30 AM
Updated: Dec 22, 2017 8:30 AM

A stole package has been returned to a Fort Smith man after a United Parcel Service delivery man stole it, and police said it's all caught on a doorbell camera.

Rudy Ledbetter received a notification that two packages had been delivered to his home by UPS, but when he opened his doorbell video surveillance app, he noticed the delivery man had taken a package with him.

In the surveillance video, the UPS workers sets both packages down, but comes back up with one of them. He then stuffs it into his pants, rings the doorbell and runs off.

"I don't know that he knew what was in it," Ledbetter said. "It was small and he thought he could just take it."

Ledbetter said the package was worth less than $15 and part of an order he placed for a Secret Santa game.

"I feel pretty betrayed," Ledbetter said. "I spent time searching for this stuff, and then somebody takes it. If you can't trust the people delivering your packages, who can you trust?"

Ledbetter contacted management at UPS, and an investigation was launched.

Ledbetter did not file a claim, but was able to get his package back.

5NEWS reached out to UPS about the theft and the investigation, but did not hear back from the company.

Ledbetter said he hopes to spread the word to protect others and encourage homeowners to get a doorbell camera.

"It records whoever comes to your house," Ledbetter said. "It might prevent your Christmas from being ruined."

Ledbetter said after he sent the videos to UPS, a security worker traveled to Fort Smith to investigate.

He said the package was found in the employee's backpack.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 31865

Reported Deaths: 539
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah7022136
Marion456992
Washington441759
Umatilla293941
Clackamas234661
Malheur158926
Jackson11094
Lane109616
Deschutes79312
Yamhill75013
Jefferson5218
Polk51515
Linn49513
Morrow4946
Lincoln47613
Union4392
Benton2946
Klamath2792
Wasco2793
Hood River2490
Douglas2244
Josephine1952
Columbia1551
Coos1490
Clatsop1310
Baker922
Crook621
Tillamook510
Curry310
Lake290
Wallowa281
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant90
Gilliam80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 799516

Reported Deaths: 15393
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2644146455
Riverside578831179
San Bernardino53359918
Orange526221182
San Diego45596773
Kern31712360
Fresno28019362
Sacramento21872399
Alameda20951397
Santa Clara20756304
San Joaquin20126437
Stanislaus16436345
Contra Costa16238204
Tulare15829259
Ventura12591146
Imperial11741317
San Francisco1094699
San Mateo9714144
Monterey970170
Santa Barbara8973113
Merced8828140
Kings756977
Sonoma7262120
Marin6641114
Solano627863
Madera445865
Placer353544
San Luis Obispo347929
Butte279043
Yolo278255
Santa Cruz22949
Sutter168911
Napa165313
San Benito132111
Yuba11367
El Dorado10884
Mendocino89418
Shasta75916
Lassen7360
Glenn5713
Tehama5334
Lake53011
Nevada5286
Colusa5246
Humboldt4967
Calaveras31414
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18715
Mono1652
Siskiyou1630
Del Norte1381
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc250
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Medford
Broken Clouds
53° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 53°
Brookings
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 58°
Crater Lake
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 48°
Grants Pass
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 40°
Klamath Falls
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 48°
Spotty afternoon showers
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Friday, September 25 morning weather

Image

Happy Camp Hero

Image

New multi-agency resource center opened in Medford

Image

Thursday, September 24th Evening Weather

Image

Community of Happy Camp begins recovery after Slater Fire destruction

Image

Thursday, September 24 afternoon weather

Image

Thursday, September 24 morning weather

Image

LCC K9 MINISTRY SENDS COMFORT DOGS TO JACKSON COUNTY

Image

Wednesday, September 23rd Evening Weather

Image

Wednesday, September 23 afternoon weather