Having a package stolen from your front porch is infuriating, but a former NASA engineer has a developed a wildly over-engineered but deliciously satisfying form of a vengeance.
[Video courtesy Mark Rober via YouTube.com]
After police couldn’t help him, Mark Rober spent six months preparing a fake YouTube channel, where he shared the colorful results.package to tempt thieves. The prop worked all too well, as you can see on Rober’s
When thieves opened the package, a motorized tub blasted them with glitter. The package was also rigged with fart spray, which got some of them to toss the package. The package contained a built-in accelerometer, which sent a GPS signal to Rober so he could follow where the package was going. Best of all: A quartet of phones captured the action, uploading the video to the cloud just in case Rober couldn’t recover the box.