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SoCal Residents Leave Boxes Of Poop Out For Package Thieves

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A box of poop. (Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah/LAist)
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The holidays mean more packages at your doorstep for thieves to steal, so some Southern California residents have decided to take matters into their own hands.In the city of Corona, a few are leaving fake packages on their doorsteps filled with poop—courtesy of a child, dog, cat or some combination of the three. It all originated from a post in a community Facebook page called "What's up Corona," where one woman pitched the idea to her fellow neighbors, who were all fed up with the package thieves. "I was just amazed at all the people who liked it and commented on it," Michelle, who is using a pseudonym, told The Orange County Register.

"My feeling is most people are good, most people are hardworking people and we want to give and receive whatever we deserve," she added.

By the way, remember when Cards Against Humanity sold a box of poop last year for $6?

Corona residents say mail and package thefts have spiked in recent years, though police weren't sure if there was a trend. They did warn, however, that an upset thief might strike back. "Some people might be vindictive," said Corona Police Sergeant Paul Mercado. "They don't want to be outwitted by a resident, so they could come back and cause vandalism."

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Either way, Coronaites seem to be having a good time disposing of their waste in a fun, new way, with some reporting that thieves are taking the bait. "They’re calling it a movement," said Michaela Roekle, who has also left out a box of her own.