Video: Package thief opens parcels he got “while I was out” on Facebook Live

Did you “send” this man ultra-dazzling eyeshadows? | Facebook

A man who’s been sought in connection with package thefts around Uptown and Lakeview this summer has launched an interesting new Facebook Live program: He invites people to watch as he opens “packages I got while I was out.”

We just couldn’t resist sharing the production with you.

Notably, neither of the boxes that the man opens in his latest installment have addresses on them—they’ve already been taken out of their shipping containers for… some…  reason.

WARNING: Video contains some dirty words!

Watch in amazement as he wonders which of his friends would send a grown man ultra-dazzling eyeshadows ($55) out of the blue.  Incredibly, the same day he got that package “while he was out,” another unknown friend “sent him” surgical grade stainless steel tongue scrapers for no reason whatsoever.

It’s almost as if those shipments were meant for other people.

CWBChicago confirmed the man is the package theft suspect by comparing tattoos seen on surveillance images with photos taken during the man’s performance in a leather pageant. | Uptown Update; Facebook; Provided

In other posts, the mystery man shows random objects and asks his friends if they can help him identify what they are. “What are these?” he asks of two thingamajigs. “What is this symbol?” he asks of a corporate logo on a shiny, new random object.

Earlier this month, the man announced that he was selling a “vintage one carat wedding ring.” It was his mom’s, he said. Interestingly, a reverse image search of “mom’s ring” shows it to be a stock photo of a one-third carat Colin Cowie Eternal Pavé Split Shank Diamond Engagement Ring ($7,924), which is sold online via Blue Nile.

Hard at work. Getting packages “while he’s out.” | Uptown Update

At age 56, Colin Cowie himself is barely vintage. His company was founded 26 “vintage” years ago.

Anywho, we’ve given the video and other info to all of the “right people.” When we met with them, they had some weird star-shaped metal things on their belts. Can anyone tell us what those are?

We just thought you’d appreciate watching this gentleman’s video and getting to know his face again. You never know when he might be in your neighborhood collecting packages “from his friends.”
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