Unusual theft in PC prompts warnings for citizens to report suspicious vehicles and behaviors

Paul Anthony Ramsay (Source: MCSO)

From the Martin County Sheriff’s Office: Quick action by a UPS delivery worker has alerted the sheriff’s office to another style of thefts surfacing in our area.

Yesterday, UPS officials contacted the Martin County Sheriff’s Office after a man flagged down two separate UPS drivers in search of a package scheduled to be delivered to a Palm City home.

The package in question was from Sprint and on another truck in route to an address on SW Willow Lane.

34-year old Paul Anthony Ramsay, of Ft. Lauderdale, claimed to be the homeowner (recipient) who lived at that address.

Working in conjunction with UPS and with the cooperation of the true homeowner, who said he never ordered anything from Sprint, detectives sat outside of the home and awaited the UPS truck.

Detectives could see Ramsay parked down the street in a black BMW.

Ramsay had clear view of the intersection in an effort to see UPS arrive.

As UPS arrived, Ramsay pulled into the driveway.

He exited the vehicle and lied to the UPS driver, claiming to be the homeowner whose name was printed on the package.

Ramsay signed for the package.

Once UPS exited, detectives approached Ramsay. Inside his car was a Sprint box containing two brand new I-Phone 7s.

Ramsay also had a 9mm handgun on the driver side floorboard.

Paul Ramsay told detectives he was sent from Ft. Lauderdale to intercept the package, but claims he didn’t know the name of the man who sent him.

Ramsey was charged with Obtaining Property by False Personation.

He was taken to the Martin County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

MCSO recognizes UPS for calling in this suspicious activity, and thanks the homeowner for his cooperation, which helped conduct this arrest.

We continue to encourage residents to call in suspicious vehicles either parked, or slowly cruising through your neighborhoods.

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