Michigan’s Crackdown on Porch Pirates Now Takes Effect

A state law aiming to crack down on porch pirates is now taking effect.

It comes just in time for the holiday season.

Starting Monday, stealing mail will become a state-level crime.

The law covers packages left on your doorstep.

A first offense would be a misdemeanor with up to a year in jail. A repeat offense would be a felony with up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine.