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Man Trap

by baldilocks

Because thieves need to be soil­ing their underwear.

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

A man in Wash­ing­ton cre­ated a genius device to catch pesky thieves who steal pack­ages from front porches.

Jaireme Bar­row, from Tacoma, Wash­ing­ton, was tired of peo­ple steal­ing his expen­sive Jeep parts and decided he ‘wanted to even the play­ing field.’

He cre­ated one of the ear­li­est mod­els trap — using 12-​gauge shot­gun blanks, fish­ing line, bricks, a wooden box-​like, a small box, alu­minum car­ry­ing ves­sel for the blanks, a small plate, and a card­box box — and has filmed numer­ous wannabe thieves.

But the orig­i­nal model was not fool proof, and Bar­row had to make a sign that said ‘Pack­age armed,‘
Nev­er­the­less, numer­ous thieves can be seen being caught in the action, with one unfor­tu­nate soul even stum­bling over him­self try­ing to escape the popping.

From that, Bar­row decided to launch The Blank Box, revis­ing his old box method for some­thing much sim­pler and sell-​able.

For roughly $50-$70, peo­ple can get their own safety boxes and replace with extra blanks for an addi­tional $2.99.

Thieves thwarted and only feel­ings, along with dig­nity – such as it is – get hurt. And, it’s tech­ni­cally not a trap, but a noise maker.

The con­trast between the atti­tudes of the thieves and their would-​be vic­tim isn’t lost: one group tries to take that which does not belong to them. One indi­vid­ual, in try­ing to find a way to pro­tect his prop­erty, cre­ates a way to gen­er­ate wealth.

And there’s some extra enter­tain­ment in the piece: proof that, even with dou­ble enten­dres, Brits and Amer­i­cans speak a dif­fer­ent language.

He even sells t-​shirts that say ‘don’t touch my box.’

Not quite.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_103608” align=“aligncenter” width=“300”] Barrow.[/caption]

How­ever, with recent rev­e­la­tions about the high and mighty, either slo­gan on a t-​shirt is useful.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Fol­low her on Twit­ter and on Gab​.ai.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism!

by baldilocks

Because thieves need to be soiling their underwear.

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

A man in Washington created a genius device to catch pesky thieves who steal packages from front porches.

Jaireme Barrow, from Tacoma, Washington, was tired of people stealing his expensive Jeep parts and decided he ‘wanted to even the playing field.’

He created one of the earliest models trap – using 12-gauge shotgun blanks, fishing line, bricks, a wooden box-like, a small box, aluminum carrying vessel for the blanks, a small plate, and a cardbox box – and has filmed numerous wannabe thieves.

But the original model was not fool proof, and Barrow had to make a sign that said ‘Package armed,’
Nevertheless, numerous thieves can be seen being caught in the action, with one unfortunate soul even stumbling over himself trying to escape the popping.

From that, Barrow decided to launch The Blank Box, revising his old box method for something much simpler and sell-able.

For roughly $50-$70, people can get their own safety boxes and replace with extra blanks for an additional $2.99.

Thieves thwarted and only feelings, along with dignity – such as it is – get hurt. And, it’s technically not a trap, but a noise maker.

The contrast between the attitudes of the thieves and their would-be victim isn’t lost: one group tries to take that which does not belong to them. One individual, in trying to find a way to protect his property, creates a way to generate wealth.

And there’s some extra entertainment in the piece: proof that, even with double entendres, Brits and Americans speak a different language.

He even sells t-shirts that say ‘don’t touch my box.’

Not quite.

Barrow.

However, with recent revelations about the high and mighty, either slogan on a t-shirt is useful.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Follow her on Twitter and on Gab.ai.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!