As we order online more and more frequently during the Coronavirus pandemic, sometimes, packages go missing. And when that happens, accusations run rampant. A neighborhood package thief? A suspicious mailman? Not everyone is lucky enough to catch the incident on video. But in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago’s northwest side, the porch pirate has been discovered. And it’s a squirrel.
According to Block Club Chicago, The Gutierrez family was sitting on their porch and enjoying the spring evening when they noticed a squirrel steal an Amazon package off of their neighbor’s porch last Sunday. As you can see in the video above, the ninja-like squirrel snatches the white parcel with his hands, impressively scales the side of the building, and finally crawls into the slim crack between two buildings — with the package!