WAUKESHA -- On a spooky day that brings joy to many children, a woman in Waukesha nearly took the Halloween fun away for one family.
The Markiewicz family has eight children. It is no easy task to outfit them all for the holiday -- and everyone is wired for a good thrill. But something spooked them all before Halloween started.
"He had gotten a notification on Monday saying the packages were delivered. He thought I grabbed them, I thought he grabbed them and yesterday he's like, 'Babe, where are all the costumes?'" said April Markiewicz.
A Batman and cat costume were missing for two of their children.
"That's when it was a mad dash through the house trying to figure out where the packages were -- and he called the police," Markiewicz said.
They soon realized they were not the only ones looking for something.
Video poured into police, who now say a woman stole all those packages within two days. After people shared the video, someone recognized the woman and police were not going to let a trickster steal a special treat.
"They opened the boxes that corresponded with that address -- and low and behold, there was a Batman and a cat costume," Habanek said.
"They showed up here at 8:30 at night with no warning -- and there was three of them. Big smiles on their faces, holding up costumes," Markiewicz said.
A spooky delivery -- just in time.
Police say the woman in the video is in custody. But they say a man may also be involved. Officials are not saying much about him -- just that this is an ongoing investigation. Even so, police say if you believe you are missing a package, they want to hear from you.