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

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In the video, Mark Rober explains that he had just been the target of porch pirates and when he turned to the police for help, they said it wasn't worth their time.

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.

Rober, who worked for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 9 years and whose work is now being driven around by the Curiosity rover on Mars, says he was inspired to do something after a couple was caught on his security camera stealing a package from his doorstep. So he took the matters into his own hands.

A colorful mushroom cloud of glitter awaits package thieves in Mark Rober's prank.

A security camera still frame of one of the thieves stealing the camera trap bait package.The camera trap capturing one of the thieves getting blasted by fart spray.

Mark Rober went to great lengths to deter people stealing parcels from his porch
YOU TUBE MARK ROBERMark Rober went to great lengths to deter people stealing parcels from his porch

In the video, Rober appears to use a custom circuit board, four smartphones equipped with Global Positioning System, a handy can of fart spray and a "butt ton of the world's finest glitter" to make the glitter bomb.

The best part of the trap is it beautifully scatters a cup of glitter on would-be thieves, along with fart spray (5 sprays every 30 seconds).

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

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

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