porch pirate

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porch pirate (plural porch pirates)

  1. (slang) A criminal that steals a package from a porch.[1][2]
    • 2018, Uncle John's Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader, p. 271:
      After Bohlan's home security system recorded a porch pirate stealing packages from his doorstep, he reported the theft to the police department...and volunteered his own doorstep as a place where police could leave "bait" packages to catch porch pirates.