A North Carolina homeowner fed up with the plague of porch pirates over the Christmas holidays decided to play a little trick on the next culprit to steal from him — and one crook actually was caught on video lugging away the heavy surprise in a box.
What are the details?
The homeowner in question — who lives in southwest Charlotte but didn’t want to be identified — decided to get back at those who steal packages from people’s porches, Queen City News reported.
“I was at the hardware store and doing a little bit of Christmas shopping, and I said, ‘Let’s get something for people on the naughty list, too,’” the resident recounted to the outlet.
So … “What’s in the box?” you might be asking.
Well, Queen City News said it wasn’t coal. Instead it contained something a lot heavier — and in all likelihood completely useless to the crook. Which was the idea.
The homeowner elaborated to the outlet: “Just took a box that a package had already come in, and I put the bricks in there with a little note saying, ‘We don’t appreciate you doing this,’ and waited and just went fishing for porch pirates, and I got one.”
Image source: YouTube screenshot
As you can see from surveillance video recorded of the hapless theft in question, it wasn’t super easy for the crook to pick up and lug away the package — but hopefully the individual was thrilled at the prospect of the box’s contents and equally dejected by what was revealed once the box was opened.
Queen City News said the resident realizes the crook probably won’t stop stealing — but perhaps the faux pas will help him feel foolish about falling for the trick.
“I hope they enjoy their bricks for Christmas,” the resident added to the outlet.
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