Package thief steals diapers from boy with autism, mom says

Porch pirate rips off family
Updated: Aug. 20, 2018 at 9:56 PM MST
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Suspect in package theft (Source: Tucson News Now)
Suspect in package theft (Source: Tucson News Now)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - She's felt safe and secure inside, living in her Catalina home for two years, without much worry.

Yet, what Lisa Seeley saw outside her safe walls has her thankful for the watchful eye at the front door. The doorbell camera system had her in disbelief.

"Honestly, I was in shock. Complete shock. I felt so violated. I thought, 'My gosh! This man acts like he owns my home,'" Seeley said.

On Saturday afternoon, August 18, an unidentified man is seen on her surveillance system parking his car on Seeley's street, getting out, walking right up to her front door, and grabbing two boxes from her front porch that had been sitting there since the day before.

Seeley said she filed a report with the Pima County Sheriff's Department, who confirmed there is an active investigation into the theft. If you have any information about the thief you're asked to contact detectives.

But talking about what is in those two boxes has Seeley feeling heartbroken: A monthly delivery of diapers for her son, Quinn.

"You didn't steal from me. You stole from my son. An innocent, 6-year-old, little boy," she said, in a message to the brazen burglar.

Her son is living with autism. She think the alleged thief had no clue what he was taking away from her family.

"I'm pretty sure he was surprised when he opened that. You think, 'Diapers don't come in boxes. You go buy those.' My son's insurance pays for that to be here, for him. His needs," Seeley explained.

He's one of three children Lisa and her husband, Will, love dearly. It's why she hopes any thief thinks twice the next time they victimize an innocent family.

"I'm sure you thought it was going to be something you could maybe sell, or pawn, or make money off of," Seeley said. "But what I'm asking is that the next time you think about stealing a package that's not yours, that could be somebody's life or death."

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