Minnesota Package Theft Charges Are Common This Time of Year

With the holidays in full swing, chances are many people are getting package deliveries on their doorstep. It may seem funny or thrilling to be a part of the “porch pirate” package theft trend, but in Minnesota, there are serious consequences for this behavior.

Last holiday season, three people were charged with felony retail theft in connection with taking items from stores such as Target and Menards without paying. That may be considered the more traditional type of package theft, but it’s important to note that taking packages that don’t belong to you from anywhere – store or porch – can get you in major legal trouble.

Here’s what you need to know about package theft in Minnesota, including the [...]