(CBS DETROIT) – A new law cracking down on porch pirates takes effect in Michigan on Dec. 16.
The law was introduced by Sen. Jim Runestad.READ MORE: Some Michigan Residents Now Have To Dial 10-Digit Numbers
It will create state penalties for mail theft, giving more options for state prosecution.READ MORE: The Detroit Zoo To Host Its Final Weekend Of Family-Friendly Halloween Event 'Zoo Boo' Oct. 22-24
Repeat offenders could spend five years in jail with a $1,000 fine.MORE NEWS: Tillson Street's Halloween Displays Draws Thousands
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