MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Home surveillance video led to the arrest of a pizza delivery driver who took more than a tip from a customer.
A woman's purse containing $1,400 was stolen from her car, in her own driveway. Because of one neighbor, she got it back and a pizza delivery driver is behind bars.
You never know whose eyes may be on you. It's a lesson Domino's delivery driver, Amanda Theobald, learned the hard way. She was arrested at the Domino's on Houston Levee April 22 after police say she took a purse from a car while on a delivery.
Deborah Pleasants lives down the street from the victim, she says, "There's several people on our street that have started putting stuff up." Surveillance cameras are popping up all over Pleasants neighborhood. That's exactly what led to Theobald's arrest.
Memphis Police Lt. James Grigsby says, "The victim had called to have a pizza delivered to their house by Domino's Pizza. After the pizza was delivered, the delivery person was walking back to her car and looked over to the victim's car, saw the purse there. She went into the car and took the purse out of the car and left."
What she didn't know was that she was caught on camera. "One of the neighbors had a video surveillance system on their house," Lt. Grigsby says police looked at it, "It showed the pizza delivery person to go into the car, take the purse."
Pleasants says, "I'm glad they had the cameras; a lot of us order pizza and to have the delivery people steal stuff out of your car is kind of scary. They're in here a couple times a day during the week."
Police say surveillance systems can make their jobs easier and help get a victim's property back. Lt. Grigsby says, "Anytime you can have surveillance alarm systems, any kind of deterrents are always a good investment, anything that can aid us in identifying a suspect is always a good investment."
Theobald is charged with burglary of a car and theft of property. Domino's would not comment on her arrest.