Brea Engineer Gets Revenge On Porch Pirates With Glitter Bomb

Package thief caught out by glitter bomb

Package thief caught out by glitter bomb

They say revenge is a dish best served cold.

Mark Rober, who worked for Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for nine years, said in a YouTube video that he spent six months building a "glitter bomb revenge package" after someone stole a parcel from his porch in May.

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"If you've ever been in a situation like this, you just sort of feel violated", Rober said, "and I took this to the police, and even with the video evidence, they said it's just not worth their time to look into - so you also feel powerless". So he took the matters into his own hands. However, authorities have been slow to respond and the Federal Bureau of Investigation now keeps no national statistics on the issue.

All that glitters is not gold for package thieves if they run afoul of Mark Rober's booby-trapped device. The GPS also lets Mark see the box's location. The thief opened the packaging in his auto and ended up splashing glitter everywhere.

As an added Christmas bonus, Mr Rober made the sender's name Kevin McCallister - the name of Macaulay Culkin's iconic 1990 Home Alone character.

After thieves take the package, the phones record footage of the thieves getting glitter bombed, which is hilarious.

Rober, who has more than 4.3 million subscribers on YouTube, described the package prank as his "Magnum Opus", Latin for great work, or masterpiece.

He said in the video, "The moral of the story is, just don't take other peoples' stuff".

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