Walled Lake man pleads guilty to stealing porch package

The Detroit News

A Walled Lake man has pleaded guilty to stealing a package off the front porch of a home where he had stopped to check out a used car for sale.

Timothy Charles Dooley, 33, turned himself in to police after home surveillance video of his caper was posted on social media. Dooley admitted to police that he stole the package, valued at $25, from the front porch of a home in the 6000 block of Williams Lake, according to the Waterford Police Department.

Police Chief Scott Underwood said in a statement that when Dooley was asked why he stole the UPS package, he said that while looking at the vehicle he saw the package and made the decision at that time to steal it.

Timothy Charles Dooley

The video shows him exiting his vehicle in the driveway to look at the vehicle for sale and then runs across the front lawn, grabs the small package, gets back in his car and drives away.

Dooley was arraigned in 51st District Court on Friday where he pleaded guilty to one count of larceny. He was given a $5,000 bond and will be sentenced at 10 a.m. May 2.