Man makes trapped box to combat porch pirates

Man makes trapped box to combat porch pirates

Stolen parcels is a frustrating problem in the USA, but a YouTuber has created the ultimate "sparkly" karma for package thieves: a glitter bomb box that releases fart odors.

He created a device that looks like a package, but actually records thieves in the act. To top it off, the fart spray is programmed to emit gross odors five times, which prompts package thieves to immediately toss it.

Mr Rober also fitted an accelerometer into the device to detect the motion of people handling the package.

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A fake shipping label was taped to the side of the package, with the sender labeled as Kevin McCallister, the main character in the 1990 film "Home Alone", played by Macaulay Culkin.

A new viral video shows a NASA engineer making a trapped package to combat porch pirates, and it's probably one of the best videos you'll see all day.

Rober and a friend built a customized circuit board to run the device, hidden inside an Apple HomePod box. In the video, Rober says: "No joke you can clear a room with one spray of this".

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Rober was able to catch - and surprise - several crooks. Rober explains exactly how everything works in the YouTube video below, but basically, when an unsuspecting thief opens up the package, glitter shoots out everywhere, fart smells fill up their location - and four Android smartphones record everything and upload the footage to the cloud. He custom-build a package loaded with the glitter that not only shoots up, it shoots OUT, too! Rober concludes, "So the moral of the story is, just don't take other people's stuff".

Mark Rober, an engineer for NASA, came up with a sparkling, ingenius solution to stop bandits with a glitter bomb disguised as a parcel.

The Youtube video has been watched over 8 million times since it was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday by Mr Rober. You never know what you'll get.

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