Suspected Package Thief Arrested After Video Goes Viral

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MONTE — She could run, but she couldn’t hide. Police caught a suspected package thief shortly after video taken by a Los Angeles-area homeowner circulated on social media, generating more than a million views on KTLA’s Facebook page in less than 24 hours.

Alhambra police provided video of a woman seen trying to steal packages from a home on May 10, 2016.

Suspect in cell phone video

Thursday morning, the Alhambra Police Department shared cellphone video recorded by an unidentified homeowner as he confronted a woman trying to take two packages from his front porch.

The woman claimed that her mother lived in the home.

When the man insisted it was his home, and the packages were his, she dropped the boxes and took off!

Cops say Facebook tips and “old fashion police work” led to 20-year-old Rianna Medina’s arrest.

Rianna Medina is shown in a booking photo provided by the Alhambra Police Department on May 13, 2016.

Rianna Medina (Alhambra PD)

She’s been booked on suspicion of one count of felony grand theft. Bail is set at $25,000.