Witnesses thwart theft in Ypsilanti
Two witnesses confronted a man Thursday as he was stealing two boxes off a front porch in Ypsilanti, prompting him to drop the boxes and leave the area, police said.
About 3:45 p.m., the man grabbed the boxes off the porch in the 400 block of Madison Street, shortly after they were delivered by FedEx, a police crime summary said. Upon being confronted, he dropped the boxes and left on foot, police said.
Officers later caught up with the 32-year-old man suspected in the theft, arrested him and released him. Charges are pending.