OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma man with brain cancer says a porch pirate stole a package filled with expensive chemotherapy drugs from his front doorstep – and the shocking moment was caught on camera.
Another #porchpirate caught on camera. The sad thing is this thief didn't take electronics or clothes, he took an Oklahoma City man's chemotherapy medication. He was supposed to start a new round of chemo for his clinical trial tomorrow. @kfor pic.twitter.com/Ik1Gr5Qwg9— Chase Horn (@ChaseHorn) May 19, 2019
According to KFOR-TV, James Mills of Oklahoma City said UPS delivered the medicine to his home ahead of his latest round of chemotherapy treatment, which was scheduled to begin Monday.
"I'm in a clinical trial where everything has to be taken at a certain time," Mills told KFOR on Sunday.
But when Mills checked his front porch after receiving a delivery notification, the package was nowhere to be found.
"I check the security camera, and I saw the UPS deliver it. Then about eight minutes later, another individual comes up, grabs it and takes off," Mills said.
The footage appears to show the suspect, a man in a hoodie, with his head down as he flees with the box.
James' wife, Heather, was livid.
"Of all the things that could have been taken, all the packages we receive that could have been taken, it had to be his medication," she told KFOR.
They filed a police report and plan to call Mills' pharmacy, which was closed over the weekend, early Monday to find out if he can quickly get more medicine.
"Hopefully, I can get a replacement before I get too far out of range," Mills said.
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