The stinky business of catching porch pirates

Holiday porch thieves: beware, or at least refrain from stealing at an engineer’s house. Former NASA engineer Mark Rober was told by police they couldn’t do anything to track down the package stolen on security footage from his own porch, so Rober, who already has a popular YouTube channel, decided to over-engineer his revenge with an innocuous package, glitter, fart spray, wide-angle cameras and GPS tracking. The video of cold-blooded glitter revenge warmed my heart. Watch the whole video on the Verge – the beginning dives into the actual package engineering – or skip to 5:40 to see all glitter-and-fart-spray hell break loose.