Watch booby-trapped Amazon package cover thieves in glitter and fart spray

"If anyone was going to make a revenge. package and over-engineer the crap out of it, it was going to be me", said Rober, who spent nine years with NASA.

Rober was able to catch - and surprise - several crooks.

The video below starts with Rober detailing the problem of Amazon box thievery, then walks the viewer through how he created his glitter bomb.

A resourceful NASA engineer used both his industry expertise and some clever creativity to thwart thieves stealing packages from his porch.

When the thieves hit, his security camera captured the crime - but he said police didn't investigate because they didn't have the time to track the thieves down. So he took the matters into his own hands.

The package contained a device that looks like an Apple HomePod - that contained a pound of fine glitter plus some potent fart spray. A Global Positioning System tracker in the phones would let him know where a package ultimately ended up. The thief opened the packaging in his vehicle and ended up splashing glitter everywhere. Remember the great way he foiled the robberies of Harry and Marv? Once removed from a home by a would-be thief, the geo-tracking would alert Rober while also triggering the phones to begin recording and uploading footage to the cloud.

Rober's viral YouTube video, posted Monday, covers the development of his clever boxes of whoop-ass, but the best part is watching them detonate on real suspects.

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

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

  • Eleanor Harrison