Engineer Gets Revenge On Package Thieves With Glitter Bomb

Package thief caught out by glitter bomb

Rober reported this to the police, but even with the video evidence, the police department said that this wasn't something worth spending time to investigate.

"If anyone was going to make a revenge bait package and over-engineer the crap out of it, it was going to be me", Rober said, according to BBC News.

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. After having a couple of packages stolen and being met with an unsympathetic police department, he made a decision to take things into his own hands. A Global Positioning System tracker in the phones would let him know where a package ultimately ended up.

The glitter bomb decoy package is powered by four Android phones. Just in case the thief wanted to keep the glitter bomb, he equipped it with a fart spray mechanism that sprays the gas smell five times every 30 seconds.

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.

After thieves take the package, the phones record footage of the thieves getting glitter bombed, which is hilarious.

As Rober points out, if any of the thieves had bothered to check the (fake) shipping label they'd have seen the "HomePod" was being delivered from Kevin McCallister to Harry and Marv.

He said in the video, "The moral of the story is, just don't take other peoples' stuff".

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