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Nanny runs down would-be package thief

Just as the suspect tries to get in the car, the driver bolts, causing her to fall. (Source:  KCPQ, Tanya Smith, ring.com) Just as the suspect tries to get in the car, the driver bolts, causing her to fall. (Source: KCPQ, Tanya Smith, ring.com)

OLYMPIA, WA (KCPQ/CNN) - Watch as home surveillance catches a woman as she walks up to the front door of a home, grabs a package and runs to the getaway car that's slowly driving with the door open. 

But this isn't your ordinary package theft story. Just as the woman tries to get in the car, the driver bolts, causing her to fall. Possibly because of who was running after her. 

"It was very intense,” said Kate Anderson.  That's Kate Anderson, the nanny who was home at the time, watching over a 1-year-old baby.

She says a package arrived, and 10 minutes later, so did the thief.  “She was dressed nice, she had a dog in her jacket, this is just crazy," Anderson said.  

Crazy didn't stop Anderson. She says she saw the woman pick up the package from the front door and decided to run after her. "I continued to run and like 'hey, you not nice person! I see you, and you're stealing from me and when was on the ground I kind of kept her there,” Anderson said.

She says the woman tried to tell her she wasn't stealing.  "That's when she was literally like I was just checking your address, and I was like, 'no girl, I just saw you steal something,’” Anderson said.

Anderson held her for eight minutes until police showed up and arrested her.  "If someone is doing something wrong, I'm not afraid to put them in check,” Anderson said. 

The homeowner, Tanya Smith, says she can see why thieves went after her package. “We're a house on the corner, it's a busy street. I understand why they would target out house,” Smith said.  

Smith`s husband happened to install the ring camera just a few weeks ago, but never expected to catch criminals in the act. 

As for Anderson, who's last day as Smith's nanny was Friday, she may have leave with more than one title on her resume.   "Maybe we'll just have to keep Kate as our bouncer, keeping our packages and belongings safe all the time,” Smith said. 

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