VIDEO: Couple puts poop in a box to teach package thief a lesson

Posted at 9:40 AM, Dec 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-10 09:40:36-05

WASHINGTON — A Washington, D.C. couple used poop in a box to teach the person who took packages off their front porch a lesson. After several packages disappeared from outside the couple’s home, they filled a box with their dogs’ poop and placed it on their front porch, according to a report on

“I had originally wanted to put a note in the box that said, ‘Surprise!'” the woman told the DC-television station.

The couple then set-up a camera to see what would happen. Sure enough, a man walked up to the home, picked up the package and walked off.

The couple said they hoped someone would recognize the man in the video and call police.