Ex-NASA engineer finds hilariously clever way to thwart porch pirate


Mark Robert was fed up with getting his packages stolen. After falling victim to the ever growing trend of porch pirating, the ex-NASA engineer decided to take matters into his own hands.

"Something needs to be done to take a stance against dishonest punks like this," Robert explained in his YouTube video.

So, over the course of six months, Robert worked on a prototype of something he calls a 'glitter bomb.' The package is designed to look like a common delivery, but inside hides a big surprise for the thief who dares to swipe it.

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Four phones record every action, while a GPS tracker lets Robert know where the package ends up. But the reason that everyone is talking about his creation is because of the revenge it inflicts on its victims. Once it gets opened, a pound of glitter spews out at the unsuspecting thief. At the same time a potent fart spray is released.

Robert recently posted a video about his 'glitter bomb' showing the contraption in action, and the results were hilarious.

Check out the thieves' reactions above.