Engineer creates special package to coat porch pirates in glitter, fart spray

Some Bloke Made A Glitter Fart Bomb To Get Revenge On Xmas Package Thieves

What happened: In an 11-minute YouTube video, Mark Rober explains how he puts the device, which is hidden inside an Apple Homepod Box, on the porch to attract thieves to his Amazon packages.

Rober created a device that would spray thieves with glitter and fart spray upon opening the package. Although his doorbell camera recorded the theft, police told him they could do little to track down the robber.

So-called "porch pirates" - thieves who steal packages off people's doorsteps - have become an increasing issue as bad actors have sought to take advantage of growing demand for delivery services.

A NASA engineer, who literally helped build a vehicle that drives on Mars, was the victim of a porch thief. If it's moved, it signals four LTE-data smartphones inside the trap to start recording footage.

A security camera still frame of one of the thieves stealing the camera trap bait package.The camera trap capturing one of the thieves getting blasted by fart spray.

Some Bloke Made A Glitter Fart Bomb To Get Revenge On Xmas Package Thieves
YouTuber punishes package thieves with glitter bomb, fart sprayer

"Ultimately, when they opened the package, I wanted to celebrate their choice of profession with a cloud of glitter", Rober said.

The package is created to look as real as possible, but a close inspection of the label reveals a subtle pop culture reference (and the inspiration behind Rober's prank).

"The moral of the story is just don't take other people's stuff", Mr Rober said.

The package, which also contained a motion detector, was left by the door with a label saying it was sent by "Kevin McCallister", the name of Macauley Culkin's character in the Home Alone movies. Not only is it not cool, but on the plus side you'll never find yourself in this situation.

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