People.com Lifestyle Pets Black Bear Steals Amazon Package from Connecticut Porch in Hilarious Surveillance Video "It was hysterical," said Kristin Levine after posting surveillance footage of a black bear stealing an Amazon package off the porch of her Connecticut home By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 25, 2021 02:37 PM Share Tweet Pin Email A curious bear in Connecticut has become one of the internet's most adorable porch pirates. Kristin Levine posted a surveillance video Monday to Facebook of a black bear moseying across her driveway with her Amazon package in his mouth. "This guy just took my package! You think @amazon gives replacements for bear thieves?!?" Levine wrote with the clip. "Amazon had dropped off the packages maybe five minutes before, and I got the alert on my security camera, and then I got a second alert five minutes later, and I was like taken aback because I wasn't expecting anyone else in my driveway," Levine recounted to NBC Connecticut of catching the bear mid-theft. Golden Retriever Caught on Camera Scaring off Alaskan Brown Bear — Watch the Dramatic Video! Levine told that outlet that the package the bear pilfered (which contained toilet paper) was found in a neighbor's yard. "It was hysterical, like I said. I knew nothing in there was going to be irreplaceable, so it was a fun afternoon for sure," she added. The forest-dwelling culprit's ears were tagged, meaning the bear has previously come in contact with state wildlife officials, who are monitoring its movements. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) notes that bear sightings, even in heavily populated residential areas, have been on the rise in recent years as the bear population continues to grow. DEEP advises Connecticut residents to remove bird feeders and bird food from outside areas during late March through November and not keep pet food outside overnight. In addition to cleaning and storing grills in a garage or shed when not in use (although propane tanks should remain outside), garbage cans should also go in a garage or shed with added ammonia to make the trash unpalatable. They also urge people not to approach or feed bears, as that creates "problem" bears who will become accustomed to finding food near residences. Anyone in Connecticut who spots a bear in a populated area should call DEEP Dispatch's 24-hour hotline at 860-424-3333.