A bear was caught on video stealing package from Connecticut porch

An unlikely thief stole an Amazon package off a Connecticut woman’s front step.

Kristin Levine, of Bristol, posted a home surveillance video on Facebook on Monday, showing a black bear walking across her driveway, Amazon package in its mouth.

“This guy just took my package! You think @amazon gives replacements for bear thieves?!?” Ms Levine wrote in her post.

With the rise of online shopping and deliveries, package theft has surged, too, but not among animals.

Ms Levine told NBC Connecticut she received an alert from her security system about five minutes after Amazon dropped off the package and was “taken aback because I wasn’t expecting anyone else in my driveway”.

But the bear was slowly making its way away from the front step.

The bear, she said, ended up dropping off the package in a neighbor’s yard. It was apparently not interested in the contents – several rolls of toilet paper.

“It was hysterical, like I said, I knew nothing in there was going to be irreplaceable so it was a fun afternoon for sure,” Ms Levine said.

Ms Levine’s post received numerous comments, including from people comparing it to the bear from the Charmin toilet paper commercials.

Additional reporting by the Associated Press