Mail thief hits 28 houses, caught by home owner who followed her

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — Police arrested 50-year-old Tawnya Foster after she stole mail from 28 houses in Cottonwood Heights, affecting 48 separate people and their mail.

Foster was caught on camera stealing Kipp Wawrzyniak’s mail around 6:25 a.m. when his wife ran in and woke him up.

“My heart started racing, my adrenaline starts going,” Wawrzyniak said.

Leaping out of bed, Wawrzyniak jumped into his truck and took off three minutes after Foster stole his mail.

“Followed her for probably about 15 minutes in and out of Murray and Cottonwood Heights,” he said. “She knew I was following her.”

On the phone with police, Wawrzyniak continued following the woman on and off the freeway three times until she pulled off an exit and police arrived.

Trying to escape the police, Wawrzyniak watched as Foster rolled her car next to a Starbucks with people sitting outside.

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