A Texas man found himself the victim of an  extraordinary theft when a UPS delivery man stole the iPad Mini delivered to his  doorstep earlier that day by a FedEx employee.

Al Alverson from Houston, Texas had ordered  the coveted new Apple tablet for his daughter as a Christmas gift and had been  expecting to find the package when he returned home.

Wondering where it could be since he had a  confirmation of delivery email from FedEx, Mr Alverson checked the surveillance  camera installed outside his front door.

‘It said it was delivered at 9:29 a.m.,’ Al  Alverson said of the email from FedEx. ‘So I go up and I have a DVR with all the  cameras on it to take a look.’

Much to their astonishment, Mr Alverson and  his wife Sandra watched as the deliveryman from FedEx dropped off the iPad at  exactly the time confirmed by the email.

Continuing their search through the  surveillance footage, at 1.15pm a UPS man was captured arriving at the  door  with another parcel.

But after two minutes the same man returns,  picks up the iPad Mini, considers the label and then walks away with the  package.

‘I said, “oh my god,” it is the UPS guy,’ Mr  Alverson told KHou 11  News.

He explained that since the incident UPS had  been slow to respond and unwilling to resolve the issue.

That is, until he posted the video from his  CCTV camera on YouTube for all to see.

‘I got a call this morning and they were very  helpful. They promised they would get me a replacement iPad today,’ he said and  confirmed that had kept their word. 

UPS told the local station that they had  identified the employee in question who was described as a seasonal worker,  hired to reinforce the efforts around the holidays.

The company said he has since been fired and  according to Harris County Sheriff’s Office, he has been arrested and charged  with theft.

Source: The Daily Mail


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