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HOW TO MAKE A BOOBYTRAP?

SOMEONE HAS BEEN STEALING THINGS FROM MY MOTHER'S GRAVE. I WANT TO MAKE A BOOBYTRAP TO HURT THEM BUT NOT PERMENTLY. JUST TEACH THEM A LESSON.

mclovin75965 years ago
you could hide a air soft grenade nearby with a trip wire? relatively cheap to make.
messmaker4 years ago
get a car battery and bury it.
get the two cables that run off of itand attach one to a metal object that u will leave on the grave, leave the other wire hovering over it somewhere, so when they try to pick it up, it will complete the circuit and give them a nasty shock.

they will soon get the picture.

and who ever did it hasnt got any heart,
leeboy095 years ago
but a load of thick branches in the grave with rubbber bands round so when they pull the disguised twig they all spring into a ball and hit him/her in the face
thats terrible that somebody is stealing from a cemetary. try asking the guy that runs the cematary if he could install a camera by the grave.
Do not pursue this. Illegal in many more places than just "most states." The entire country of Canada for instance. HOWEVER, If the items are being taken at night, take the liberty of planting some choice products that have been coated with wet ink/paint. Inform the honest public with a paper sign and remove the sign at sunset. Wait around at a place that's close enough to observe the scene, but not close enough to be noticable. Then call the police when they have taken the bait. They'll probably drop it, but the ink or paint won't hurt them and leaves pretty-convincing evidence.
frollard5 years ago
a video camera, (night vision) and a wireless recorder. When they pick whatever up, you'll see their face. Contact the police. They will be hurt.
LAUB13 (author)  frollard5 years ago
I'M ON DISABILITY CAN'T AFFORD. WOULD LIKE SOMETHING WITH A TRIP WIRE AND HAVE PEPPER SPRAY GET ON THEM
5150tech LAUB135 years ago
You might want to research battery laws in your state first. The police never find these things as funny as you do, just a thought. you might even talk to your local law enforcement first. They may have a solution that doesn't involve you going to jail.
You are asking for a law suit you can not afford on disability. Even if you put a booby trap in your house or car that would require breaking and entering to trip, the criminal could still sue you and would probably win in most states. You are talking about boobie trapping a grave that anyone could stumble upon without breaking and entering. Even if it was the person stealing from the grave he could claim he just stumbled upon the boobie trap and was seriously harmed by it. That is probably an offense you could go to jail for. It sucks, but Frollard is right, tell the police and let them handle it. I know telling the police probably wont change anything but It's probably just kids and will stop with time anyway.
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