Christmas package thief caught on camera steals irreplaceable qu - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Christmas package thief caught on camera steals irreplaceable quilt

(Source: RCSD) (Source: RCSD)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A Midlands woman says a special Christmas gift mailed to her home this week was stolen right from her porch.

It happened at a home in Northeast Columbia on Tuesday.

Luckily, Stephanie Mohead and her family have what’s called a “doorbell camera.” So, they know exactly when the package was delivered and the exact time it was stolen since it was all caught on camera. 

Mohead says she got an alert on her phone around 3:30 p.m. After checking the footage from her motion activated “doorbell camera,” she expected to come home to a package.

“I was looking all over. I was like it’s not behind the house, not on the side of the house, not in the mailbox. So, I looked and, sure enough, there he was taking it," she says. 

At around 4:15 p.m., another video shows a person walking right up to the porch and taking the package.

“I think it was a neighborhood kid, maybe trying to be funny or cool for his friends, but Ma was absolutely devastated,” Mohead says.

The package contained a handmade quilt, sewn together by Stephanie’s mother.

“Most stuff is replaceable and this was the one thing that was just memories sewn into a blanket for my sister,” Mohead says.

A Christmas gift that can’t be reordered from the store.

“My sister is very big into band and she’s actually in college for mom. So, my mom had collected all the shirts from all her competitions and she was in the Macy’s Day Parade for her senior year. She got all these shirts. She got them all put together in a quilt, sewn together beautifully and it was just taken,” Mohead says.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is now investigating, but for Stephanie, she says this not about punishment, just the package.

“We don’t want to prosecute if the blanket is returned. We just want the blanket. We will be happy with the blanket. We’ll drop all the charges if there are any. No questions asked. We just want the blanket,”Mohead says.

Mohead had two packages stolen that day. The other one was replaced by Amazon, but the quilt, she says, is irreplaceable.

Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved. 

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

    FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:09:49 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-07-19 09:32:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, FBI Director Chris Wray speaks at his installation ceremony at the FBI Building in Washington. Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin’s denial of election meddling. ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, FBI Director Chris Wray speaks at his installation ceremony at the FBI Building in Washington. Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin’s denial of election meddling. ...
    FBI Director Christopher Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling.More >>
    FBI Director Christopher Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling.More >>
  • Zuckerberg: Holocaust deniers won't be banned from Facebook

    Zuckerberg: Holocaust deniers won't be banned from Facebook

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:31 AM EDT2018-07-19 09:31:36 GMT
    Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    More >>

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    More >>
  • Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:20:36 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:27 AM EDT2018-07-19 09:27:39 GMT
    (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.(Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.

    The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.

    More >>

    The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly