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Woman Gets Porch Gift Thief Take Out Garbage


A Colorado woman puts a creative spin on how to deal with thief’s that steal boxes off of porches. She put her trash in Amazon Boxes as a way to get back at porch pirates — while also getting her trash hauled away for free. Colorado Springs resident Christine Hyatt says she’s been putting her garbage in old Amazon boxes and setting them on her porch when they’re full. Sure enough, they’re almost always gone by the following day. “We forgot to set our trash out for Thanksgiving, so we were overflowing with trash,” she says, recalling how she came up with the idea. “I’ve had packages stolen and I went, ‘You know what? I have extra boxes — let’s see if someone will take our trash!'” Although Hyatt has set out a number of boxes — which are usually filled with food scraps, cigarette butts, kitty litter and discarded wrappers — since Thanksgiving, local thieves have not yet caught on to the deception. “My daughter told me that it was gross,” she says. “But they deserve it.” Have you had packages stolen by porch pirates?

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