Woman fights off Millcreek porch pirates to save Christmas

Posted at 6:49 PM, Dec 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-25 20:49:13-05

MILLCREEK, Utah — Porch pirates almost ruined Christmas for a grandmother in the Millcreek area.

Luckily her granddaughter was there to fight off the thieves, saving an expensive package from being stolen.

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Amanda, who declined to give her last name, said she’s thankful she was in town to visit her grandmother for the holidays.

“It was actually a MacBook computer — $2500 worth,” Amanda said. “I was very furious at that point because I couldn’t believe they were stealing from my grandma. She’s a good woman.”

Amanda said she noticed one of the female thieves get out of a black SUV while an accomplice sat in the driver’s seat.

“She got stuck on the gate coming in,” Amanda said. “She was wearing flip flops, leggings, and a black hoodie, I believe. She just seemed like she was just trying to have a good Christmas, but it wasn’t working out.”

Amanda said both female thieves were in their late 20s.

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Cell phone photos show the black SUV is a Mitsubishi with California license plates 7ZNH620.

“She dropped my package, and she screamed, ‘Alex get out and help me!’” Amanda recalled. “I got my package back, praise God, and they got in their car and drove away.”

Security cameras in the area did not catch the crime in progress.

“It’s very unfortunate, and I’m going to pray for you guys,” Amanda said. “I hope that you find joy eventually with being able to bring gifts to your own family instead of stealing from others.”