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Old 12-20-2018, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I sent this to my sister and my niece, both of whom had incidents in their family this week.

In the one incident, they think it was an inside job, maybe a Verizon worker. A guy approached the UPS guy when he was in the neighborhood and he had the tracking number for an iPhone my BIL's cousin had ordered for her son. The idiot UPS guy not only gave him the package without asking for ID, he said, "Oh, I have a second package for you" and gave him another one. Then the thief actually delivered the second package, which I guess he didn't want, to the house of my BIL's cousin, and their security system got him on video.

In the second, my niece was in her garage getting her kids' gifts she had put there to bring in the house and wrap. She turned around and there was a man in her driveway who said, "You shouldn't be giving your children all those gifts when there are so many unfortunate children." She said, "Please get off my property" and locked the garage and went in the house and told her husband.

They have a video camera outside and later her husband saw the guy trying to get into the garage and called the cops.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Although "booby traps" are illegal in most states, clever. Or you could just have a delivery notification send to your smart phone and be home. Retirement, where the cool kids hang out.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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Although "booby traps" are illegal in most states, clever. Or you could just have a delivery notification send to your smart phone and be home. Retirement, where the cool kids hang out.
Love your sense of humor, Jim!
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I am no lawyer, but I think some of these ideas would fall under "entrapment".
No. Leaving a package on a porch in no way constitutes entrapment.

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Don't misunderstand this -- I say MAJOR kudos to the glitter trap inventor!! -- but I also wonder if some of the thieves could sue..
Anyone can sue for anything. Doesn't mean they have an actual case.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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Although "booby traps" are illegal in most states, clever. Or you could just have a delivery notification send to your smart phone and be home. Retirement, where the cool kids hang out.
Iíve toyed with the idea of setting out a bait package mailed to myself from a different town, reusing a like-new box printed with the name of a desirable objectís manufacturer. Say, maybe a box that a computer was shipped TO THE STORE in, getting it from the store before they cut it up (tell them why you want it). And then putting a worthless object inside and UPSing to my home. Then move it to where a thief would feel emboldened enough to trespass and steal it...while being videorecorded by at least two cameras.

Betchat someone would steal it. Could offer clues to who is committing similar crimes in the area.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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The "sad that we need it, but it will probably become common" answer to this is a lockable box on your porch, or nearby, that can't be removed. Sort of like a large metal box that's bolted to the porch or somehow anchored in the ground. The delivery person puts the packages inside and locks the latch. You return home, unlock it, and retrieve your package. Neighborhoods with the cluster mailboxes have one or more larger mail boxes that they put your package in and then put the key in your locking mailbox. That's fine, but doesn't work for Fedex or UPS.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:25 AM
 
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I sent this to my sister and my niece, both of whom had incidents in their family this week.

In the one incident [CUT]

In the second, my niece was in her garage getting her kids' gifts she had put there to bring in the house and wrap. She turned around and there was a man in her driveway who said, "You shouldn't be giving your children all those gifts when there are so many unfortunate children." She said, "Please get off my property" and locked the garage and went in the house and told her husband.

They have a video camera outside and later her husband saw the guy trying to get into the garage and called the cops.
Dontcha just love hypocrites who spout politically-correct nonsense to rationalize stealing?

We had a lot of hippie-crites in our previous town. Some of them weaseled their way into positions such as County Commissioner and City Council.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:44 PM
 
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The "sad that we need it, but it will probably become common" answer to this is a lockable box on your porch, or nearby, that can't be removed. Sort of like a large metal box that's bolted to the porch or somehow anchored in the ground. The delivery person puts the packages inside and locks the latch. You return home, unlock it, and retrieve your package. Neighborhoods with the cluster mailboxes have one or more larger mail boxes that they put your package in and then put the key in your locking mailbox. That's fine, but doesn't work for Fedex or UPS.

Few problems why this hasn't taken off yet.

1. multiple deliveries on same day
2. large or overly long packages
3. won't work for apt or condos
4. eyesore
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:48 PM
 
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I wonder if he could mass market them for sale. He could probably sell them on Amazon. Call Sharktank and pitch the idea.
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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It appears that some of the filmed reactions were faked without the creator's knowledge.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/21/glit...-confirms.html
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