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Man Sick of Package Thieves Decides To Employ Special Ammo To Scare Them Off

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During the holiday season, there’s almost nothing worse than a thief.

Gifts sent through the mail are often left out in the open. Thoughtful presents bought with hard-earned money can disappear in seconds under these conditions.

With 11 million package thefts happening every year, the situation seems hopeless for those who cannot afford to monitor their property at all hours of the day. Deliveries continue to go missing because of this.

Jaireme Barrow of Tacoma, Washington, was sick and tired of that exact thing happening.

According to KABC-TV, Barrow designed a non-lethal deterrent to keep his deliveries safe using some 12-gauge shotgun shells and a little ingenuity.

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Since a shotgun is roughly twice as loud as a chainsaw, the sudden noise virtually ensures the shock of a lifetime.

Barrow removed the projectile from the shell, creating something that sounds exactly as loud as a shotgun firing, with none of the damage.

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Thankfully for us, Barrow also had the foresight to install a camera.

So with some fishing line, a shell, a dummy box, and a warning sign promising that the “Package is armed,” the trap was set.

After realizing he had a potentially marketable product that would help people, Barrow decided to put together The Blank Box.

This gives anyone in the country the opportunity to rig their own dummy packages, scaring off would-be thieves.

Maybe thieves who pick up one of these will think twice before targeting a home again.

Would you use a "Blank Box" to protect your packages?
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It’s not outside the realm of possibility to see would-be thieves suing over this.

Today’s culture has done everything it can to coddle the evildoer.

When taking matters into their own hands, victims sometimes wind up on the wrong side of the law.

We certainly hope Barrow succeeds with his product.

It’s time everyday Americans had a chance to fight back against package thieves.

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Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard and is a husband, dad and aspiring farmer.
Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He is a husband, dad, and aspiring farmer. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard. If he's not with his wife and son, then he's either shooting guns or working on his motorcycle.
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