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Maryland Man Who Got 5-Year-Old Daughter to Steal Package Arrested, Sheriff Says

On video, a little girl can be seen looking back briefly before grabbing a box off a porch

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    Gary Martin Smith, 46, is accused of instructing his 5-year-old daughter to steal a package from the porch of a Bel Air home.

    Authorities say a man accused of directing his 5-year-old daughter to steal a package from the porch of a Maryland home has been arrested.

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that 46-year-old Gary Smith of Abingdon was arrested in neighboring Baltimore County on New Year's Day and transferred to Harford County on Thursday.

    Officials say Smith directed his daughter to steal the package from the porch of a Bel Air home on Nov. 30. A pair of boots was inside.

    The little girl was caught on camera running up to the front door of a home on Inez Court. In the video, the girl can be seen looking back briefly before grabbing a box off the porch. 

    After surveillance video of the theft was posted online, officials say a tipster identified the girl and that led investigators to Smith.

    Smith is charged with theft under $100, conspiracy and contributing to the condition of a child. Officials say he's being held pending a bail review.