Albuquerque woman leaves decoy package for porch pirates


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) โ€“ An Albuquerque woman has decided to fight back against crooks taking packages off doorsteps.

โ€œI’ve noticed a lot of packages being stolen,โ€ said Nikki Barker.

Barker said this holiday season, she wonโ€™t let thieves continue to win in her Fair West neighborhood.

โ€œThis morning while I was working out, I thought why not just plant a box, you know, they may not appreciate and maybe we’ll deter theft in our neighborhood,โ€ said Barker.

So with the help of her three cats, Barker decided to leave her own package on her front porch filled with something unexpected inside.

โ€œA plastic bag that is filled with the cat litter excrement and such,โ€ said Barker.

Also inside, a note telling them to enjoy the savory snacks. She signed the note with a “Happy Holidays.”

โ€œI’m just tired,โ€ said Barker. โ€œI’m just tired of these people coming into our neighborhoods.โ€

But Barker said the package is much more than just Christmas karma.

She said itโ€™s to get crooks to think twice about stepping foot in her neighborhood.

โ€œI hope they get the message and stay away,โ€ said Barker.

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