A young man steals a package filled with dog poop from Eric Burdo's Las Vegas porch. KTNV-TV video screenshot
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas homeowner fed up with package thieves tricked a person into stealing a very special delivery -- a box filled with dog poop.
Eric Burdo said a rash of front porch packager thefts in his area inspired him to find a way to strike back against the brazen crooks and record the revenge on his new security cameras.
"One day I kind of just thought about cleaning up the poop and putting it in a box and that's what I did," Burdo told KTNV-TV.
Burdo said he put the bait package on his porch Dec. 6 and it was stolen by a young man about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
"I was kind of excited and I just kept replaying it," Burdo said of his security footage. "I just kind of wanted to give them back something."
Burdo said he hopes the thief and an accomplice caught on a second security camera have learned to stay away from his house.
"Hopefully they don't do it again and they learn their lesson," he said.
Andrea Hutzler of Washington, D.C., carried out a similar revenge plot last year. She said a string of three package thefts from the front porch of the home she shares with her boyfriend led them to place a package of doody outside the door of their home in early December 2014.
Security footage shows a man Hutzler believes to have been behind at least one of the previous thefts taking the package filled with his excremental comeuppance.
"You give me [expletive], I'll give it back to you," Hutzler said.