A Northern California couple captured surveillance video of a young girl attempting to steal a package from their front porch Monday.
The video shows the girl hopping out of a car and approaching the front porch of David and Rachelle Barboza's home in Marysville.
"That's what broke my heart, more than anything, is seeing that young girl, just scared, you know?" David Barboza told KTXL. "It was obvious that she didn't want to do that."
"It sucks to be a victim of something like that. But when there's a child involved, it take it to a whole different level. Our heart breaks for the little girl," Rachelle Barboza said.
That little girl was being driven around in a green Volvo station wagon. The Barbozas think her mother had been following a delivery truck and urging the child to steal packages right after they were delivered.
But when she got to their porch she came face-to-face with David Barboza and then ran back to the station wagon.
"She got in the car and didn't even really have a chance to get in the car. Almost fell out. And she blew through the stop sign on the way out," David Barboza said.
Rachelle Barboza opened the package for the KTXL, showing there was chalk and crayons inside. "I would have gave it to the little girl," Rachelle Barboza said.
Marysville Police say the woman could face child endangerment charges for using a little girl to do her dirty work.
"Absolutely," Marysville Police Sergeant Jason Garringer said. "Anytime you use a child for a crime we would pursue that."