"Who's a chump for letting the Best Buy guy talk them into CCTV cameras now, Barbara?"
The vindicated resident sent their incriminating video to the police, as was proper protocol. The police then sent it to multiple local news outlets in the hopes of getting some hot tips and bringing their criminal to swift justice, as was way, way beyond proper protocol. Imagine getting a breaking news bulletin for petty mail theft. That's not worth interrupting The Expanse -- hell, it's barely worth interrupting a rerun of The Big Bang Theory.
But success! The package thief called the police station to turn himself in.
"I'm tired of running, man. I'll plead guilty, just no death penalty."
Aaaand it turned out he was a supervisor at the local USPS, and had realized the package in question was meant to be delivered a few houses down. He was dressed in plain clothes because he was technically off work for the day, and his USPS truck was right out of frame. Police charged him with one count of being one hell of a mailman.