(CNN)- A former NASA engineer has used his many talents to exact sweet revenge on porch pirates this Christmas season.
Mark Rober is a former NASA engineer who worked on the Mars Curiosity rover. But for anyone who’s gotten a package stolen off a doorstep, he’s now a hero.
“Something needs to be done to take a stance against dishonest punks like this,” Rober said in a now-viral YouTube video.
After having a package stolen from his doorstep, Rober decided to use his engineering background to serve up some retribution on would-be thieves.
“If anyone was going to make a revenge bait package and over-engineer the crap out of it, it was going to be me,” he said.
The package would contain a pound of fine glitter plus some potent fart spray. The glitter would burst out when opened; the latter would spray five times, every 30 seconds.
But Robert went one step further — including four phones recording the thieves’ reactions. A GPS tracker in the phones would let him know where a package ultimately ended up.
If he couldn’t recover the package, the video would at least automatically upload to the cloud.
Once completed, he slapped a packing label addressed from the “Home Alone” character Kevin McCallister to movie villains Harry and Marv — a nice, figurative bow on the present.
You can now watch the now viral video here: