Amid the busiest shopping weekend of the year, Denver has made the list of cities with the worst porch pirate problems.
The list was released by a group called "Safe Wise,” putting Denver at number 8 out of 10.
There’s been porch pirate problems here in Southern Colorado, as well.
People who live on Anders Ridge Lane in Northeast Colorado Springs say packages were stolen from at least three houses Saturday morning.
One Frederick couple says they’ve come up with a solution to the problem: the Porch Pirate Lock Box.
It’s a lock box bolted to your deck.
The inventors, Candy and Kelly Whitmer, say the message on top of the box informs the delivery driver to place your package inside, and then lock it.
“You come home, you unlock it, and your packages are there,” explained Candy.
Both Candy and Kelly say they think this should be the new norm - instead of just leaving your packages unattended, and in plain sight.
“It’s kind of an archaic deal right now. I can’t believe that we do this. They need to be locked up and we’re trying to solve that problem,” Kelly said.
The couple started working on the invention after they fell victim to a porch pirate, themselves, last year.