A driver delivering Amazon packages to a Xenia home is charged with theft after he was accused of stealing car keys.
Shawn Musgrove, 41, is charged with one count of misdemeanor theft, according to Xenia Municipal Court records.
Musgrove was accused of stealing the keys from the front porch of the house in the 2600 block of Greystoke Drive on Nov. 19.
“The victim reviewed his home video footage and observed that the suspect, later identified as Shawn Musgrove, was delivering a package at the residence at the same time his car alarm was going off,” court records read.
Michael Lombardelli said he left the keys under a cushion on his porch for his mechanic to come pick up his vehicle to have some work done to it. It’s the same place his packages were sitting after the delivery around 9:20 a.m., Lombardelli said.
“You're on your own property and I've been here 19 years and never really had any issues like this at all. I started beating myself up a little bit for even putting the key out there, blaming myself,” Lombardelli told News Center 7.
Police interviewed Musgrove’s boss who told them “Musgrove admitted to me that he picked up the keys.”
Musgrove’s boss continued by telling police “he stated he didn’t know why, but ‘it was stupid.’”
She also told police Musgrove said he dropped the keys at the end of a driveway, but wasn’t sure which one.
Amazon told News Center 7 in November the alleged theft “does not reflect the high standards we have for delivery service partners. We are taking this matter seriously.”
Lombardelli said he’s out nearly $500 after he had to have new keys made and programmed. He said Amazon has given him a $100 courtesy credit on his account.
We’ve reached out to Amazon now that Musgrove is charged and are awaiting a response.
Musgrove was issued a summons to appear in court for an arraignment on the charge on Jan. 8.
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