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Unsuspecting package thief triggers homeowner's 12-guage shotgun shell boobytrap (video)

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Sep 11, 2018
09:39 P.M.
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Sick and tired of porch thieves making off with this packages this Tacoma, Washington man decided to create a device that would deter porch thieves the next time they tried to attempt to steal from him.

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While for many the thought of having to deal with “porch pirates” can be a scary reality more so it can be highly stressful. Jaireme Barrow decided that enough was enough.

Barrow’s anti-theft device is booby-trap which he calls “The Blank Box”. “The Blank Box” is a decoy device used to scare thieves using a loud but harmless explosion. When someone tries to take the box it triggers a blank shell from a 12-gauge shotgun.

Source: YouTube/TheBlankBox

Source: YouTube/TheBlankBox

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“We were tired of watching people run off with our packages and wanted a way to prank a porch pirate! This is how TheBlankBox was born. TheBlankBox is a safe and effective way to deter someone from stealing from you, plus it makes for some entertaining video!”

Jaireme Barrow, TheBlankBox

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“TheBlankBox or TheBlankTrigger will solve your problem and give you a good laugh.”

Jaireme Barrow, TheBlankBox

Generally, “TheBlankBox” has received positive reviews. Oregon resident Scott Swearington was one of them.

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“INGENIOUS!!! I live in an area where I have no worries of possibilities of lowlifes attempting to steal packages from my property. I just recently ordered a blankbox for placing in the back of my GMC Caballero (El Camino). While parking in various parking lots I will strategically position my gopro camera facing this thief-thwarting device and begin amassing some comical vids. Thank you so much for coming up with such an ingenious and creative mechanism.”

Scott Swearington, Facebook, December 23, 2017

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Not surprisingly many may try to create a device of their own after seeing what “TheBlankBox” can do. However they must take into consideration that if they rig a package like this, and it injures a thief, the end result is that they could be held liable.

At present Barrow has a YouTube channel of his own as well as a channel called TheBlankBox which has over 3,000 subscribers.

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