Man Fools Package Thieves With Farting Glitter Bomb

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2018 5:18 PM CST
Updated Dec 19, 2018 6:53 AM CST

Mark Rober felt violated when a package was stolen off his doorstep a few months back, so he decided to get revenge—in a big way. Rober, an engineer who has worked on NASA's Curiosity Rover, joined forces with a friend who makes custom circuit boards to create a high-tech decoy package, USA Today reports. The package, which was designed to look like an Apple HomePod delivered via Amazon, combined a number of amazing features: It was a glitter bomb that shot glitter everywhere when it opened; it also sprayed fart spray every 30 seconds and recorded the whole experience from four different angles to ensure the thief's reaction upon opening the package was captured on video. Rober offered up the resulting videos in a highly entertaining video on his YouTube channel Monday; the whole thing (which includes a Home Alone shout-out) is worth a watch. (Here's how others are fighting back against package thieves.)

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