Two strangers work to identify BA porch pirate

Posted at 7:46 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 12:34:32-04

BROKEN ARROW -- Porch pirates are back at it. This time, in Broken Arrow. Two strangers are working together to turn in the crook. 

They say a dog is a man's best friend. It's Bossier's world, homeowner Melanie Coon just lives in it. He's always on the lookout. But this past weekend, the dog wasn't home to hold down the fort. 

“I got home the next morning and opened up my package and realized part of it wasn't there," Coon said. "I checked the tracking number and realized another one came two hours later and it was gone. “We’re a pretty tight knit community and we communicate a lot through Facebook.” 

More than 30,000 people viewed the surveillance video on Coon's Facebook page. Aaron Brown was one of them. 

“I looked at the picture of the person that’s on there and there has to be doubt that goes through my mind at first because there’s no way that I actually know this person," Brown said. 

Brown claims the crook is his ex-fiance.

“Sure enough, the tattoos, piercings, the cellphone cover that I bought her, the car, everything," he said. "I knew that was her."

Brown says the thief has targeted hundreds of homes. 

“People are sick and tired of being stolen from," he said.

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Some on the exact same day as Coon, who is a realtor.

“I actually had three different people contact me and give me pictures," Coon said. 

Coon says her $60 Fitbit can be replaced. 

“I want to catch her. She did wrong and had no business doing that," she said. "It’s frustrating.”

Coon has done the work. She has submitted every piece of evidence to police.

“The officer that came to my house said, “Oh you’ve done all the work. We love it when you do this,'” she said. 

Bossier sits on his owner's lap. He's now on high alert and ready if the doorbell rings again.

Broken Arrow police are working the case. Detectives are viewing the surveillance video. 

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