Booby-Trapped Boxes Deter Package Thieves


Booby-Trapped Boxes Deter Package Thieves

Don’t you hate it when a package gets delivered to your home and some lowlife piece of [bleep] comes along and steals it? Yeah, you can install cameras, but they can’t do much other than allowing you to watch your stuff go bye-bye. Enter the BlankBox, which uses 12 gauge shotgun blanks to scare the bejeebers out of anyone who lifts it up.

This video shows it in action. Cornhole in a hoodie approaches porch (apparently without ever having taken a lesson in gate-opening), boldly reads the note and fiddles with boxes, then reaches underneath the BlankBox, then beats a hasty retreat after triggering the blank.

And here’s a video showing how you set one up, after you buy it.

The popularity of the BlankBox has snowballed, and the inventor–just a guy who was tired of watching his packages leave in someone else’s hands–is having a tough time keeping up with demand. In fact, their website currently says this:

*Due to high demand please allow 14-21 business days for processing*

It’s worth a visit to their website just to see the bold female thief getting repelled by it.

It’s not cheap, by any means. The original costs $59.99, and an upgraded version that fires a pair of blanks is $84.99. Add about $15 for shipping.

The regular BlankBox comes with:

  • 11x11x8 cardboard box for disguise
  • Packing list slip to look official
  • The Blank Box
  • One blank trigger
  • Two blank shells

They sell additional blank shells in sets of 5 for about a buck apiece, plus shipping.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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