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VIDEO: Newspaper thief on the loose in Las Vegas

Posted at 1:20 PM, Jan 18, 2016

"Stealing is stealing."

Mahealani Kiaha included the above statement in her message to us about a newspaper thief in the Las Vegas valley.

A security camera at her parents' home near Silverado Ranch and Eastern Avenue caught the brazen theft shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday.

The video itself is rather humorous.

The unsuspecting newspaper is lying quietly in the driveway when a white, four-door SUV pulls up in front of the home.

An older gentleman jumps out of the SUV and quickly runs into the driveway and grabs the paper. He then jumps back into his SUV and speeds away before he has even closed the door properly.

Last time we checked, you could buy the Sunday newspaper for less than what it would have cost the thief to put a gallon of gas into his SUV.

However, maybe he had other reasons for stealing the newspaper.

Maybe the newspaper is working on a new marketing campaign. Instead of borrowing the  famous old slogan "All the news that's fit to print," they plan on using "All the news that's fit to steal."

Or, maybe there was a less-than-flattering article about the alleged thief in the newspaper and he's worried about his neighbors seeing it. So, he's driving around the neighborhood stealing everyone's newspapers.

Or, maybe his wife asked him to pick up a newspaper along with some coffee and he forgot. Rather risking the coffee getting cold, he simply decided to "borrow" someone's newspaper.

Regardless, stealing is stealing.