Published: Tue, December 18, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Former NASA Engineer Pranks Mail Thieves With Glitter Bombs

Former NASA Engineer Pranks Mail Thieves With Glitter Bombs

He compiled the footage for a great video called, "Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap".

Having a package stolen from your front porch is infuriating, but a former NASA engineer has a wildly over-engineered source of vengeance. Rober is popular on YouTube with his various science-related viral videos. So Rober, an engineer who worked on NASA's Curiosity rover - a spacecraft which is now collecting data on Mars - chose to take matters into his own hands.

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

So he spent the next six months building a custom-made "glitter bomb" hidden inside of a decoy package. When it's moved, the Global Positioning System tracker checks to see if it's no longer on the porch, if so, the four included smartphones start recording and the footage is uploaded to the cloud. Oh, and it included multiple phones that would record the thieves reactions and upload it to the internet.

When a package thief strikes, the box's built-in accelerometer sends a Global Positioning System signal to Rober (so he knows where it's going) and activates a quartet of phones that take video of the next few moments.

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He made the decoy box appear to be an Apple HomePod but it was sent from Kevin McCallister from "Home Alone" (and even includes the address of the home that was used for the exteriors), The recipients were the Wet Bandits themselves Harry and Marv - Kevin's enemies.

Then Rober just needed to wait and let the package rain pain.

His package is also equipped with a tracking device so he can recover it every time it's taken.

Mark was able to see the actual moment the thief opened the package IN HIS CAR!

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