In the video below, a package thief gets his comeuppance via a parcel rigged with a blank shotgun shell. This is the second year that Tacoma, Washington inventor Jaireme Barrow has booby-trapped his boxes. In the spirit of the holiday season, thesun.co.uk has [finally] picked-up the story and described Mr. Barrow’s device . . .
He gathered 12-gauge shotgun blanks, fishing line, bricks, a wooden box-like, a small box, aluminium carrying vessel for the blanks, a small plate and a card-box box to create his masterpiece.
When the fishing line is pulled the plate is moved, the pin is released and a blank is fired.
Much hilarity — and internet fame — ensues. So much so that Mr. Barrow is now selling his shotgun-shell-based “safety boxes” for $50 – $70.
The Sun says Mr. Barrow’s boxes are accompanied by a note warning thieves the “package is armed.” What could possibly go wrong?