What Happened When We Tracked Porch Pirates Using GPS in Packages

It’s a frustrating crime that’s happening more often than ever as packages are being snatched off porches, and most of the culprits are getting away scot-free.

Inside Edition attempted to catch a porch pirate in the act by leaving bait boxes outside several different homes.

What the thieves don’t know is that a GPS tracking device was placed inside each box with a $250 speaker.

The electronics were placed inside the box, sealed up and left on the front porches of three homes in Clifton, N.J.