Porch Pirates, people who steal packages from your porch, are a growing problem. Video doorbells can help, but they don̵
Mark Rober is a YouTube personality who has made a name for himself creating crazy devices like the world’s largest Super Soaker, an auto bullseye moving dartboard, and a squirrel ninja warrior obstacle course. But he really took off after his first glitter bomb for porch thieves.
You see, despite a video doorbell, someone has brutally stolen a package from his porch. Even with the video, the police couldn’t help. What does a former NASA engineer have too much time to do? Build a glitter bomb, of course, to get sweet revenge.
If you haven’t seen them yet, watch the first two videos before catching up on the last one. Each version has been improved from the previous one, but they all contain some of the same essential elements. The package looks like a high-end gadget similar to Bose Headphones or an Apple HomePod. But open it up, and you’ll find a device that will dip you in tons of glitter, spray fart scents all over the place, and start making a ton of noise.
Better yet. It includes four phones that record every corner of the action, which also helps restore the device via GPS. This year’s version makes the smell worse than ever, hides the phones better, makes it harder to put the lid back on, and even allows Rober to upload new audio clips in real time. And Rober even made a doormat that charges the glitter bomb.
Suffice it to say it’s hilarious to see thieves get angry that someone would do something like that to them. Someone who has stolen a package, essentially asking “how dare anyone treat me like that” is a sweet irony that only YouTube can bring us.
And it’s not all doom and gloom either. Every year, Rober puts extensive contact information on the package, and anyone who returns the package or tries to make sure it isn’t stolen will receive a reward – somewhat restoring trust in humanity.
Don’t miss this year’s video. The epic slow-mo glitter cyclone is worth your time alone. Everything else is just the icing on the stolen cake.