Mail theft is a hefty federal crime here in the United States.

In fact, offenders can be sentenced to up to five years in prison and face $250,000 in penalty fees. While the punishment for mail theft seems thwarting, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service reports an average of 10,000 mail theft related arrests in the country each year.

Although the arrest rate is high, there are still plenty of criminals that get away with it on a daily basis. One man finally became fed up with the package theft in his own neighborhood. That’s when he decided to take matters into his own hands.

After installing a few high definition surveillance cameras, he came up with the perfect plan for revenge. He waited for a short time, then noticed a car circling the block. It would seem the thief had spotted the bait-box…filled with 2-day old feces.

That’s right. The vigilante loaded the box with poop, but that’s not all. After being moved, the box was rigged to explode after 45 seconds. In the video, the man feared the thief would drive away too quickly for the cameras to catch the aftermath of the explosion.

Luckily, the messy stink bomb detonates just in time. No more package theft on this man’s block!