Would-be porch pirate gets stuck in snow following attempted theft in Mississauga: police
Published Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:17PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:05AM EST
A Brampton, Ont. man is facing charges after he was caught allegedly stealing a package from a home on Monday and then got stuck in the snow as he was trying to flee the scene.
It happened in Mississauga at approximately 2:40 p.m. in the area of Churchill Meadows and Erin Centre Boulevard, Peel Regional Police told CTV News Toronto.
Video of the incident appeared on Reddit.com Tuesday and appears to show the 33-year-old suspect attempting to make off with the package before the home’s front door swings open and the person filming can be heard saying, “That’s done. You’re done.”
The suspect then hops in his car and attempts to flee the scene, before backing up into a snowbank and getting stuck.
The man can then be seen getting in and out of the car trying to remove the snow and free his front wheels to no avail as the camera keeps rolling.
Police eventually arrived and arrested the man.
He has been charged with one count of fraud under $5,000 and one count of theft under $5,000.
Peel Police said he was released on conditions and will appear in court on a later date.