Ex-NASA Engineer Builds Glitter Fart Camera Trap for Package Thieves

But when they told him it wasn't worth their time and effort to do anything about it, he knew he'd need to get his own revenge.

"Revenge is a dish best served fabulously", according to Mark Rober.

A resourceful NASA engineer used both his industry expertise and some clever creativity to thwart thieves stealing packages from his porch. When he brought the video to the police, they said it wasn't worth their time to investigate it, so he made a decision to take matters into his own hands.

All that glitters is not gold for package thieves if they run afoul of Mark Rober's booby-trapped device.

A custom circuit circuit board will check the Global Positioning System location of the package when it's moved from the porch. "On every occasion, the thieves abandoned the package once it had been triggered and they or their property had been doused in glitter", BBC News reports.

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The bomb is harmless unless you consider fart spray and copious amounts of glitter to be harmful.

But Robert went one step further - including four phones recording the thieves' reactions.

He created a device that looks like a package, but actually records thieves in the act.

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. But the cherry on top, folks, is the fake packaging label, which says that it was sent by Home Alone's Kevin McCallister from the address of the actual house the movie was filmed in.

"The moral of the story is just don't take other people's stuff", he said.

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