Sheriff: Door Dash driver charged with theft after being caught on camera

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A Kissimmee man is facing theft charges after deputies say he was caught on camera stealing a package from outside a Polk County home.

Deputies said 22-year-old Moises Rios Avila was working as a Door Dash driver delivering some food to a home near Davenport, Florida Aug. 21 just after 7 p.m.


Investigators said after Rios Avila dropped off the food order, he took a package from the front porch that had been delivered to the home earlier.

After he was seen on the homeowner’s doorbell camera taking the package, the homeowner called deputies.

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Investigators were then able to locate Rios Avila after running his license plate which was captured on a neighborhood security camera.

Deputies said when they questioned Rios Avila, he told them that he took the package as a “prank.”

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Rios Avila was arrested and charged with burglary and petit theft and booked into the Polk County Jail.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.