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Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A mistaken address led a man to be accused of being a porch pirate in Manchester Township earlier this month. 

On Nov. 2, Northern York Regional Police posted a video asking for the public's help identifying a man attempting to take a package from a porch in the 600 block of Foxtail Drive in Manchester Township. 

The man was found and spoke to police. He told them he had mistakenly gone to the wrong house after making arrangements to buy a used tablet for $20. He was purchasing the item from someone on Foxtail Drive, but he went to the wrong address. 

Police did not reveal the man's identity. 


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All the people involved were advised about what had happened, and no charges were brought as a result of the incident. 

The incident happened around 1 p.m. Nov. 1 when the homeowner saw the man taking a package from the front porch. The man can be seen leaving a $20 bill under the welcome mat in the video. The man later brought the package back and retrieved his $20.