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Schuylkill County Man Fails as Porch Pirate, Ends Up Covered in Pudding

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The one thing we can’t tell you is how one Schuylkill County man ended up covered in pudding at the end of this story.

We can’t because we don’t know. But he did.

One guess would be that drugs were involved.

Tamaqua Porch Pirate Ends Up Covered in Pudding

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According to a Times News report, on Feb. 5, a Tamaqua woman contacted police about a would-be porch pirate that visited her home.

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We say “would-be porch pirate” because the package in question wasn’t stolen.

But, it was what was on the package — and the lady’s front window — that tipped her off to something amiss.

It was chocolate pudding!

Clearly wondering why chocolate pudding was on her delivery and front window, the Tamaqua woman decided to check security camera footage.

When she did, she saw a man later identified as 24-year-old Nevin Holben, of New Ringgold, attempting to swipe a package from her front porch. The package contained a set of knives.

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But when Holben tried to steal the package, he was confronted by a US Postal Service Letter Carrier. The mailman startled Holben and he dropped the package containing the knives.

Police tracked Holben down eventually. When they did, he was “covered in chocolate pudding.”

Snack Related Crimes

This is the second crime in Schuylkill County in a little over a month involving snack foods.

In late January, Orwigsburg PD arrested a man trying to rob a home in the borough. When police caught up with the suspected criminal, they found him stuffing his face with peanut butter cups.


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