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A former NASA engineer who exacted revenge on thieves last year by booby-trapping seemingly innocuous packages of expensive electronics with an exploding mess of glitter is back at it again. His hilarious mission to gift porch pirates a serving of instant karma does not disappoint, at least for those of us who get to view the glittery carnage. His name is Mark Rober, and around this time last year, he posted a video of unsuspecting thieves stealing packages from people's doorsteps. The brazen porch pirates thought they had pilfered some pricey loot. However, Rober used his engineering skills to devise fake packages that, once opened, would spray a bunch of messy glitter all over the place. Adding... Read more...
Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer who now spends his time making YouTube videos, recently emerged as an online hero of sorts for his masterful revenge plot against would-be porch thieves. In case you missed it, he concocted a glitter bomb disguised as an ordinary package so that unscrupulous pilferers would perhaps learn a lesson—don't steal people's stuff. Hilarity ensues, but unfortunately not all of the reactions were genuine. "I removed 1.5 minutes of footage from the video since originally uploading. I was presented with information that caused me to doubt the veracity of 2 of the 5 reactions in the video," Rober explained on Twitter. Rober insists he did not knowingly stage any of... Read more...
It's Christmas time, which means that you likely have had dozens of packages appear on your doorstep over the past few months. In addition, you have likely sent Christmas packages to friends and families across the country, which will hopefully be sitting on their porch waiting when they arrive at home. But there are always the brazen few that want to ruin it for all of us. Of course, we're talking about porch pirates -- the selfless individuals that canvas neighborhoods looking for exposed and vulnerable packages to pilfer for their own use. One former NASA engineer, Mark Rober, had enough after one of his packages was stolen from his porch. Even though Rober's package thief was captured with... Read more...