This Amazon Glitter Bomb Trap Was Made By a NASA Engineer

Daniel Fowler
December 22, 2018

He disguised the package as an Apple HomePod Box, which would also be GPS-enabled.

The package was stolen several times, and each time Rober recovered it, reset it and replaced it on his doorstep. One former NASA engineer, Mark Rober, had enough after one of his packages was stolen from his porch.

But instead of the speaker, the box contains four concealed smartphones that record the would-be thief from every angle through hidden windows cut into the box.

If you've been on the Internet for the last month, then you've probably seen at least one video of a package thief caught on a surveillance camera.

The box is labelled as having been sent by "Kevin McCallister", Macaulay Culkin's character in the 1990 film Home Alone, who creates tricks to foil burglars. He compiled the footage for a great video called, "Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap".

It works so effectively, he lent the system out to associates, and the result's a limitless reel of would-be thieves glitter- and fart-bombed inside their automobiles and houses.

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"If you've ever been a situation like this, you just feel violated", Rober says in the video.

To add insult to injury, the 38-year-old also added a "fart spray" dispenser to the prank.

Rober said in his video: "If anyone was going to make a revenge package and over-engineer the crap out of it, it was going to be me".

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

After getting an alert that the package had been taken, Rober traced it to a nearby auto park where he found it dumped on the ground, open and surrounded by traces of glitter.

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