A Colorado woman is getting revenge on so-called “porch pirates” — that is, thieves who make off with packages left on porches by delivery people — by stuffing bait boxes with garbage, Colorado Springs’ KKTV reports. It may not do much to deter porch piracy overall, but Christine Hyatt says that she’ll take whatever small bit of satisfaction she can get.
Hyatt says she’s had freshly-delivered packages stolen off of her porch probably 20 times. Besides costing her money, or at the very least, causing her headaches with her credit card company or the merchants or deliverers responsible for the packages, the porch pirates were legitimately jeopardizing her family’s safety. That’s because her daughter has diabetes and relies on insulin, which Hyatt has delivered.
“She can’t afford to have her own medication stolen just because people are jerks,” Hyatt says.
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