Porch pirate crackdown: Bay Area assemblyman proposes legislation to crack down on package thieves

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
This undated image shows a man taking a package off a porch.

SACRAMENTO, Calif (KGO) -- A Bay Area lawmaker has introduced a bill that could put package thieves behind bars.

The legislation by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Cupertino, would cover packages on a porch, doorstep, patio, driveway, or other parts outside a home.

Package thieves could be charged with a misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to one year in jail.

A felony conviction would result in a sentence of up to three years in jail.