*Imagine having thieves steal your UPS, FEDEX and other packages from your front door. That is truly messed up. But one woman in Washington, D.C., had a surprise of a stinky sort waiting for the culprit this time.
Andrea Hutzler got smart! She started leaving packages of dog poop in the boxes instead — and the crooks quickly took them away, MyFoxDetroit reports.
Hutzler had been plagued by doorstop thefts for the past two months, and lost Christmas gifts, clothes and even 6-foot-long aluminum construction poles in the process, according to the New York Daily News.
So earlier this week, she decided to take matters into her own hands, with some help from her two dogs.
“I have a shovel that I use to pick up their dog poo, so instead of just shoveling it into a garbage bag, I shoveled it into a box,” Hutzler told ABC7.com.
Hutzler put the box of doo-doo on the doorstep and moved the camera so she could get a better angle of the robber’s face.
She struck pay dirt on Monday after the thief showed up in his usual fashion, unaware, of course, that the package had poop inside.
“I had originally wanted to put a note in the box that said, ‘Surprise!’” she told WJLA TV.
Bummer was, there was no camera to capture the expression of the thief when he opened the poopy package at home. But Hutzler believes she got her point across.
“I think he would be gone for good because he’ll never know what I’ll be putting in a box,” she said, according to the Daily Mail.
Watch the video on the ‘sweet revenge’ below.