Police Searching For Three Federal Law Violating Elementary-Aged Girls

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police are looking for three unusual suspects: The crooks are no more than three feet tall, and none of them look old enough to have finished the second grade.

But a Dallas man says they stole some important packages from his front porch.

Bob Moseley, also known as VideoBob, caught them in the act on his video surveillance cameras.

The mailman dropped off two packages at Moseley’s home Tuesday morning around 10:45 a.m.

“You can see the mailman delivering the two packages. And, he rang the doorbell. But, I ignored it. I wish I had gotten up and got the packages,” Moseley said.

Two hours later, his video shows the packages still on the porch. Then, three little bandits entered the pictured and pilfered them.

“I thought it might be some hood criminal,” he said. “It was three cute little girls!”

The girls, looking no more than eight, were decked out in bright little jackets –– purple, blue and green. One wore boots that were bright pink.

Moseley’s video shows them looking at the packages and ringing the doorbell.

“I don’t know if they were advertising a service or trying to sell me something or if it was just part of a ruse to find out if anybody was home before they ran off with my packages,” Moseley said.

Inside one of the packages was a 1980s Krup’s Coffee Grinder from Germany. Back to the Future fans know the machine as Mr. Fusion.

Moseley builds replica DeLorean time machines.

He’s built nine so far. But the alleged kiddie crooks made off with the latest Mr. Fusion which, as every fan knows, feeds the Flux Capacitor.

“I wish I could go back in time and get my packages,” Moseley said.

The girls were only on Moseley’s front porch for about four minutes. He wondered if they had help from an adult.

“I’m thinking maybe they came from a car and got back into a car. Maybe it’s some kind of mail theft ring. I don’t know,” Moseley said.

Moseley said he’d never seen the girls before. Neither had his neighbors.

He said he filed a report with police and printed posters with pictures from his surveillance video. He plans to post them in the area to see if anyone else recognizes the girls.

“Stealing mail is a federal offense. I think anybody knows that except these little girls. And they took two boxes so they’re starting off their felony career pretty early,” Moseley said.

However, he doesn’t intend to prosecute.

“I mean, who’s going to prosecute a felony offense on a little eight-year-old girl?” he asked.

Moseley said he bought the rare coffee grinder on eBay for $100. The other box contained some small replacement parts for a Back to the Future pinball machine he owns.

Back to the Future Fans know Mr. Fusion feeds the Flux Capacitor. Without it, there’s no time travel.

Bob Moseley knows he can’t go back in time. He said he only wants the girls to go back to his front door and return his packages.

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  • Sam

    don’t let their young age deter you from making sure they are punished for this. If they are allowed to get away with this..who knows what they’ll advance to in the next few years…. girl gangs, shoplifting, assaulting the elderly???
    p.s. what a great hobby! didn’t expect that!

    • 2sister

      Depending on their ages, the law might only be able to talk to their parents and recommend what the parents can do. It depends on what the federal law says about the age of accountability. The parents certainly need to put their foot down and discipline them so that they don’t grow up thinking it is right to take what is not theirs.

      • 2sister

        Of course, they might have had help from an adult. If that’s the case, shame on the adult for teaching them to do this.

      • 2sister

        Oops. It’s called the age of criminal responsibility. It’s 10 in Texas and 11 for federal crimes.

  • Jack

    Pre-teen??? try post toddler!!! Why weren’t they in school? They had to have had help. He may not want to prosecute them, but he should prosecute the parents. Some one is responsible for that behavior.

  • http://facebook.com/Irving.Ghostbusters Nick Mason

    Such a shame to see children being coerced into something like this. As always, you have the support of your fellow prop builders, The Dallas Ghostbusters. Good luck in retrieving those packages, Bob.

  • 2sister

    One of those kids looks older than eight, but it’s hard to tell. My guess, however, is that one is about 9 or 10, one is about 8 or 9, and the little one is about 6 or 7.

  • schrodinger

    This sort of crime sounds very Mexican to me. Just this past weekend, a couple of little Mexican kids tried to take some model airplane equipment out of my husband’s Jeep as it was parked in the driveway. The tailgate was open and my husband was on the parkway in eyesight as he was talking with a neighbor before setting off to go flying. A pickup pulled up slowly, cruised past, then circled around the block to come back. A couple of little boys got out and started running up to the Jeep to take the airplane equipment. My husband spotted the truck and the kid, he called out, and the kid got right back into the truck with his mom. Mexicans do put their kids up to stealing– I’ve heard this from a number of retailers including the manager at our local Walgreens. The parents distract the clerks or the manager, then the kids start grabbing stuff. Shameful. Oh, and isn’t border jumping a federal crime, too?

    • 2sister

      First, not everybody who is Hispanic does this.
      Second, only some Hispanic people are here illegally. By the way, I don’t approve of illegal immigration.
      Third, when the story first came out, their faces weren’t blurred out, and they are not Hispanic.

  • T-Bone

    My 4 year old son is more than 3 feet tall. These must be some smallt children!

  • Tim Lebsack

    I hope someone recognizes these three from the pictures that the video says Bob Moseley will post.

  • Buck

    How do we recognize anyone? The faces a blurred out!

    • 2sister

      Originally, their faces were not blurred out. I first saw the story before their faces were blurred out. I still, however, wouldn’t have been able to identify them, from the video.

  • Barbara

    Post on FaceBook…someone will recognize them.

  • FedUpTxn

    Don’t always assume. When I was a child, Coke bottles could be redeemed for cash. A friend and I found a whole stack of Coke bottles stacked high next to a business. We thought they were out there for the trash. We took a red wagon, loaded up, cashed them in and bought a lot of candy. When my mother found out, she explained to me that the bottles were NOT discarded, but that I had stolen them, and to never do it again. Thankfully the business was not upset. It was never our intent to do anything wrong. Sometimes children simply don’t understand and that is why they need adult guidance. Hopefully these girls will be found and this equipment returned to it’s rightful owner. I’m glad UPS leaves my packages behind bushes where it can’t be seen from a distance.

    • 2sister

      Your situation is different. The bottles were empty and you thought they were trash. These girls apparently rang the bell before taking the stuff. I think an adult probably sent them up there to get the stuff. Notice: I said probably, because we can’t just assume this to be the case.

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