NASA Engineer Thwarts Holiday Package Porch Thieves with Fart-Scented Glitter Bomb

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An alleged thief stole a NASA engineer's package, and he came up with an epic revenge by designing a fake Amazon box complete with Global Positioning System, a glitter bomb, a stink bomb and hidden cellphones to record their reaction.

A former Nasa engineer made an explosive glitter bomb meant to ward off parcel thieves after a parcel was stolen from his porch earlier this year.

Mark Rober took matters into his own hands when police wouldn't do anything about the packages stolen right off his doorstep.

The glitter bomb is hidden inside the packaging of an Apple HomePod speaker, which is wrapped in clear cellophane and left on a person's porch. The thief opened the packaging in his auto and ended up splashing glitter everywhere. The thieves, whose faces are pixelated, are shown yelling at the package and the smell emitting from it, throwing it outside in the garbage, and trying to vacuum up the glitter.

A custom circuit circuit board will check the Global Positioning System location of the package when it's moved from the porch.

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In keeping with the holiday season, he even drew inspiration from his "hero" and fellow prankster, "Home Alone's" Kevin McCallister, including his name on the box's fake delivery label.

He created a device that looks like a package, but actually records thieves in the act.

Rober's efforts have paid off big time: his video has already been viewed over 9 million times less than a day after being published, and it's the #1 trending video across all of YouTube.

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