After having numerous packages stolen directly from his front porch, a YouTuber and engineer decided to take matters into his own hands by creating a fake package which, when opened, covers the thief in glitter and fart spray.
Even though Mark Rober had video footage of the thefts, police refused to help, saying it was simply not worth their time to follow up, particularly as this kind of activity spikes pretty dramatically around this time of year. Instead, the talented engineer (who has some of his work on a goddamn Mars rover) created one of the most technically impressive prank packages of all time.
It contains a GPS to track the package, four smartphones to record everything that happens, a motorised cup filled with fine glitter which spins when opened, and a can of fart spray which is released five times every thirty seconds. But the cherry on top, folks, is the fake packaging label, which says that it was sent by Home Alone‘s Kevin McCallister from the address of the actual house the movie was filmed in. Bueno.
It’s actually insanely impressive to see how everything fits together and works, not to mention the reactions of those caught in its fabulous yet smelly path. Check it all out in the clip below.
Ah, glitter. As South Park‘s Eric Cartman once said, it’s the herpes of the craft world.
YouTube / Mark Rober