'Porch Pirates' Don't Always Leave With Holiday Gifts

By Jenn Gidman

December 22, 2017

In the weeks leading up to the holidays, the UPS and Amazon trucks are out in full force—and so are "porch pirates" who steal deliveries from people's mailboxes and porches. 

But in Utah, one thief went too far and swiped something critical: a three-month supply of a preschooler's kidney medication, worth $5,000, per KSTU

When Cody Taylor, single dad to 4-year-old Austin, realized the meds—necessary to keep Austin's body from rejecting a kidney transplant—had been stolen, he started scrambling to figure out how to pay for a replacement set. Luckily, the insurance company said it would pay for new meds, but Taylor still has a message to porch thieves: Their actions "could range from ruining someone's Christmas to threatening someone's life." 

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