A Texas man ordered an iPad Mini as a Christmas present for his daughter that was delivered to his home by a FedEx delivery man, only to later be stolen by a UPS delivery man, KHOU 11 News reports.
Al Alverson, of Houston, said he became suspicious after receiving a confirmation email from FedEx, stating that his package had been delivered at 9:29 a.m., but the package was nowhere to be found.
Alverson, who has had a surveillance camera installed at his front step for the past three years, said he decided to review the video to see if it revealed any answers.
“So I go up and I have a DVR with all the cameras on it to take a look," Alverson told KHOU 11 News.
True to time, Alverson saw a FedEx delivery man drop off his package at 9:29 a.m. Hours later, however, as he continued to review the video, Alverson said he witnessed a UPS delivery man approach the stoop and deliver a second package the family was expecting.
Moments later, the UPS delivery man returned and swiped the iPad box.
"I said, ‘Oh my god, It is the UPS guy,'" Alverson said.
Alverson told KHOU 11 News that UPS was uncooperative when he intially contacted them-- until he shared the surveillance video on Youtube.
"I got a call this morning and they were very helpful. They promised they would get me a replacement iPad today," Alverson said, confirming that he has received his item.
KHOU 11 News contacted UPS, which explained that it was a seasonal worker, hired to deliver packages during the holidays. The employee has since been fired and was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff's Office Thursday, charged with theft.
Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.