Packages delivered right to your door are convenient, but they can also be prime targets for thieves. In fact, one man got so fed up with having his packages stolen that he decided to set an explosive surprise for the next person who tried to take his property — and film the thief in the act as well, the U.K. Express reported.
Jaireme Barrow took a fake package and rigged it with a blank 12-gauge shell so that if a thief tried to run off with his property, they would be met with an explosive surprise.
Sure enough, a woman marched up to the door and proceeded to pick up Barrow’s package — but before she could get away, a loud “pop” emanated from the trap.
Take a look at the explosive video below uploaded by Barrow:
The woman screamed and fled back to the vehicle she had pulled up in after Barrow’s trap scared her away. A man exited the house, presumably Barrow, to see if he could catch the thief.
Barrow wrote when he posted the video: “I got fed up with having my Jeep parts stolen so I decided to rig a package with a 12 gauge blank shell.”
He had posted a video previously that showed a thief in the act and let other would-be criminals know, “The next one stolen will make for a great video.”
Commenters both praised Barrow and questioned why he didn’t just report the thefts to the police, according to the U.K. Express.
One person commented: “Finally someone that’s done what I’ve been wanting to do for a while.” Another wrote, “HILARIOUS! That woman’s scream. Serves her right.”
Although we would never encourage others to take Barrow’s actions, as someone could get hurt (potentially an innocent someone, even), it’s hard to blame him for what he did.
It’s even harder to feel sorry for the thief.