A hidden camera on a porch in Kalamazoo's Vine Neighborhood thwarts a potential thief.


You're going to see words like "allegedly," "purportedly," and "assertedly" in this story because we don't know for sure what happened.

This YouTube video, posted January 18, 2017 by Ryz Security, claims to catch a passerby attempting to steal packages from Amazon right off a front porch in Kalamazoo's Vine Neighborhood. The man claims he was just picking up a nickel he spotted. You be the judge- was a crime prevented by a security camera and a watchful Kalamazoo homeowner?

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