Aaron Doolittle lives on 78th Lane in Brooklyn Park with his wife and 6- and 8-year-old daughters.
They're prepping for a family backpacking vacation this summer in Wyoming. Most people would agree it's hard to backpack without a backpack. Doolittle ordered his daughter a purple backpack from REI, but she doesn't have it because a thief brazenly took it from the family's front step while they were visiting the Minnesota Zoo.
Luckily, Doolittle has security cameras and he captured the entire incident.
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Still no return call from the Brooklyn Park Police Department, Doolittle is asking for help in identifying the thief, and says even if this thief is never caught, "the exposure will surely stress him out."