Package thieves, porch pirates, scum of society, whatever you call them, we can all agree that they’re just the lowest of low. That’s why this guy has my vote for awesome, he built a fantastic machine to get back at porch pirates. It involves glitter and fart spray.
Mark Rober is an engineer by trade. He worked with NASA and built hardware that’s powering the Mars rover – he knows what he’s doing. Mark has a YouTube channel now on which he documents the builds of mechanical and electronic projects. His most recent upload is just in time for the Holiday season and the current spike in package theft. To put it as simply as possible, it’s a box which when opened, send extremely fine glitter all over the place. But that’s not all. It also has fart spray onboard that will spray on and around the thief. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. It’s equipped with cameras to record everything for our viewing pleasure.
This is the best thing I’ve seen in at LEAST 3 days. I love the reactions too, how different yet similar they are. Shock, confusion, anger, laughter. It seems like the package thieves KNOW they’re wrong, and they just brush off this decoy like it isn’t their first time. Hopefully it’ll be their last time though.