Package Thief VS Glitter Bomb Trap

Submitted by: kalron 1 month ago in Entertainment Funny Science


After having a package stolen on film and rebuffed by the Police as to not having the man power to track down the suspects, this guy decides to take matters into his own hands.

With some creative building the Mythbusters would be proud of, the results are pretty amazing.  Let the hilarity ensue.
There are 28 comments:
Male 2,568
Replace the glitter with sulfuric acid and I'm on board.
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Male 177
oobaka This made me chuckle.  Sulfuric acid?  Why stop there?  Why not just, you know, put a freakin’ hand grenade in there?  Talk about lessons learned!

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Male 177
piscivous But seriously, now that I think about it, why not use the same blue-dye bombs that the bank uses?  That way, if one blows up on the porch pirate, he or she can’t continue thieving.  Also, they would have to stay out of sight lest an officer of the law notices a Smurf walking down the street.  Pretty sure that’s reasonable grounds to question someone…

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Male 4,558
piscivous Better yet, a superglue bomb that's dyed blue! Then they'll be stuck in the spot they opened up the package, and are looking like Smurfs!
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Male 2,240
I was soooo going to submit this :-)
My one complaint is that these scumbags didn't get arrested. They richly deserve it, and no doubt have dozens if not hundreds of thefts under their belts already. All gotten away with because the cops are too lazy.
Yes lazy: they are now more interested in "revenue generation" than (you know) solving crimes. 
It's a sign of our falling society...
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Male 13,425
gohikineko it isn't laziness, it is priorities. Cops need to spend their time catching murderers, rapists, child molesters, stopping domestic violence, assault, fights, vandalism, drunk drivers, hell even speeders. All those are more important to the public good than someone's $37 package from Amazon that is covered by insurance.
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Male 695
holygod What insurance? I'm pretty sure if you contacted amazon and said I never got my package, then they check their records and say it was delivered, you're SOL.
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Male 2,568
holygod So if someone steals an item from a store, he should be arrested but if someone steals the same item from a person's property, the cops shouldn't waste their time?
There were 26 million packages stolen last year. Even at $10 a pop, that's a quarter billion dollars stolen...and I'm pretty certain the average cost of an item stolen is more than $10.
So the police should just ignore 1/4 to 1/2 or more billion dollars in theft?
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Male 13,425
oobaka you think cops are out there tracking down shop lifters?
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Male 5,341
oobaka Great point oobaka. There are way to many Americans that think "petty" crime is OK and acceptable. It's not and it is a large part of all crime overall. There is plenty of room for discussion on what punishment/rehabilitation is best and how to administer it but all crime should be taken seriously and punished. It should be no ones "job" to be a habitual criminal.

And "covered by insurance"??? Cut it out Holygod.
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Male 10,070
Loved this. This may be better than his work on the Curiosity rover.  :)
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Male 619
Fuck porch pirates.........they should all have 1 hand cut off.......I have never had this happen.....I just hate thieves.....you need something ask me...I will probably give it to you or help you in some way or another.....steal from me...fuck off...then die...then let me shit and piss on you....I hate thieves........:(
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Male 5,887
rukittenme Porch Pirates...hahahahahaha
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Male 13,425
rukittenme can I have your house?
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Male 619
holygod Oh how I have missed you........so glad to see your ripped muscles and lightning bolt....I laughed out loud....I meant something small or a favor but you knew that.....but I will gladly help you with any house renovations you might need............:)
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Male 2,793
This is great but there was no money shot of the police busting anyone. They will not learn a thing about not stealing someone's packages.
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Male 5,341
Cool but they know where he lives. 
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Male 2,240
trimble But... they already know where he lives because they stole the package off his step! 
That argument isn't valid: someone who steals from you already knows that: you should protect yourself by making him/her known to the law. Or killing them, that works for me...
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Male 5,341
gohikineko No argument, I'm just saying he should be prepared for some retaliation from asshole thugs like this. As you noted above the police wont do anything even though they have evidence so yes, one should be able to defend one's property with deadly force.
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Male 5,887
trimble Luckily he does have the footage from the package as well as the surveillance at home.  If they are stupid enough to retaliate and get caught on film doing so, I'm sure the police would find property damage\vandalism much more interesting to pursue :)
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Male 2,240
kalron That's true too: this is considered a very 'minor' crime, but targeted vandalism is a big step up the crime ladder, it would most likely get a serious police response. The trouble is it would come after damage was done.
I think his cameras and alarm systems are all in place already, he could come up with a trap for them, but that might be illegal.
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Male 5,341
kalron Probably prints too, and probably on file.
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Male 13,425
gohikineko yes. But they had no motivation to hurt you or your property before. They were just motivated by greed. Now they may be motivated by malice. Different animal.
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Male 13,425
trimble hmmmmm. Interesting point. Hadn't thought of that. They can break windows, spraypaint his car, any number of revenge options.
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Male 1,540
Mark Rober is great! Fortunately, I did not lose any packages yet, but with Christmas around the corner there may be a lot of thieves like this. 

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