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 Apple HomePod package to tempt thieves. The prop worked all too well, as you can see on Rober’s YouTube channel, where he shared the colorful results.
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.