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Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Weisenheimer ()
Date: November 06, 2011 08:44PM

Ok, for past three nights, some jokers have come up onto our porch and smashed our pumpkins...one a night. The first time it was kinda funny, so I cleaned up the mess and moved on. More carnage every night and I am a little scared that anything on our porch (swing, plants, wreath) is fair game.

Any harmless booby trap ideas? I've thought about staying up late just inside my door and catch 'em red-handed with my camera or opening the door and just scaring the crap out of them! I really think it is two young teenage boys in my 'hood having fun over the long weekend.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Voice of Reason ()
Date: November 06, 2011 09:00PM

Shoot them. They are trespassing.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Idiot ()
Date: November 06, 2011 09:06PM

Here's an idea...stop buying so many fucking pumpkins!

You say it's happened the last three night, one pumpkin per night = Three Pumpkins

You are still concerned that this will happen again, indicating that you have even more pumpkins that may in fact be in imminent danger.

Why? Why so many fucking pumpkins?

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: weisenheimer ()
Date: November 06, 2011 09:15PM

Three kids = three pumpkins. Pumpkins are smashed...wondering what will happen next.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: good ol' days ()
Date: November 06, 2011 09:54PM

take a sheet of plywood, hammer a shitload of nails thru it. then cover it up with a mat, turn off the porch light.set it on the porch before the pumpkins. it will fuck em up, I have done this before. it works!

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Booby Traps R Us ()
Date: November 06, 2011 09:54PM

Supplies needed:

Mouse trap (spring loaded bar-type)
Several feet of thin wire
Epoxy
Solder
115 Db alarm siren
12 VDC battery
Pumpkin (for bait)
Black spray paint

Tools needed:

Drill with 1/16" or other small-diameter bit
Soldering iron

Let me know when you have the supplies and I'll post assembly instructions, if you can't figure them out from this list.
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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: November 06, 2011 09:55PM

Airsoft claymore mine.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: put a wasps nest in one of ur pumkpins ()
Date: November 06, 2011 11:56PM

AIGHT SO ITS LIKE A WASP HIVE BUT INSTEAD OF LIVING WHERE THOSE THINGS USUALLY LIVE U STEAL ONE AND MAKE SURE ITS HAPPY IN THE PUMPKINS AND THEN WHEN E STEPS ON IT ALL THE WASPS COME OUT

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: another user ()
Date: November 07, 2011 12:03AM

Voice of Reason Wrote:
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> Shoot them. They are trespassing.

Isn't that attempted murder if you're trying to kill them by shooting them for trespassing, and murder if they die?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2011 12:04AM by another user.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: yea kinda ()
Date: November 07, 2011 12:24AM

another user Wrote:
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> Voice of Reason Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Shoot them. They are trespassing.
>
> Isn't that attempted murder if you're trying to
> kill them by shooting them for trespassing, and
> murder if they die?


Unless they pose a danger to someone yea you cant shoot people for trespassing on your property in VA

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: riley ()
Date: November 07, 2011 12:52AM

If you're feeling lazy just put a sign out by the pumpkin stating that you're recording them with a hidden camera trained on the porch.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Blam ()
Date: November 07, 2011 01:43AM

You can't set booby traps in your home to trap and/or maim/kill potential intruders. Even if they mean harm to you, you can't do it that way.

If you intend it to be harmless then maybe set up some kind of motion detector and camera, or maybe some loud noise of sort to scare them off for good.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Voice of Reason ()
Date: November 07, 2011 07:45AM

yea kinda Wrote:
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> another user Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Voice of Reason Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Shoot them. They are trespassing.
> >
> > Isn't that attempted murder if you're trying to
> > kill them by shooting them for trespassing, and
> > murder if they die?
>
>
> Unless they pose a danger to someone yea you cant
> shoot people for trespassing on your property in
> VA

They have been there before and damaged property. Repeatedly. When a criminal returns to the scene of a previous crime to commit additional crimes, it's reasonable to assume they are looking to escalate. Of course, you'd want to contact the police each time the pumpkins are smashed or whatever, in order that the vandalism is entered into the public record.

It's your home. You have a right to protect it and the people who live there. Shoot them. And make sure you empty the gun when you do it. Remember...you're a terrified, hard-working suburbanite who was scared out of your mind at the thought of being anally gang raped by a bunch of coked out hooligans. Hell, there was a case up in CT last year where a man was tied up in his basement while his wife and daughters were all brought down and brutalized, raped and slowly killed right in front of him. All you were doing was trying to protect your home, your possessions and or your family.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: November 07, 2011 07:54AM

Voice of Reason Wrote:
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> They have been there before and damaged property.
> Repeatedly.
>
> It's your home. You have a right to protect it and
> the people who live there. Shoot them.

Dumb advice. Unless you are in your house at the same time they are, smashing your pumpkins in your kitchen, expect to be in jail at least until your trial is done.

A motion light should do the trick, or the idea of a "smile! you are on camera!" sign next to the pumpkins should work.

Or do what a neighbor and I did many years ago when someone was damaging our tires. We just quietly waited up on his porch one evening until we saw him messing with one of our cars, then we went out there and took turns punching him while the other one held him. Problem was solved.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Devious ()
Date: November 07, 2011 08:18AM

I'd coat the pumpkin in something sticky so its sticks to their hands.

But the solution is to stake it out and wait for them to show and then kick their ass. If you can't shoot them at least pepper spray them.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: November 07, 2011 09:07AM

There has to be a receipe for some homemade napalm that you can put in the pumpkin with a lit candle so when they kick it, it mixes, ignites and gets on their shoes. or just camp out with a video camera and when they do it again catch them and call the cops on them. When the cops show up, prosecute to the fullest extent of the law on account of them doing this multiple times.

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That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Voice of Reality ()
Date: November 07, 2011 09:34AM

justsayin Wrote:
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> Voice of Reason Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > They have been there before and damaged
> property.
> > Repeatedly.
> >
> > It's your home. You have a right to protect it
> and
> > the people who live there. Shoot them.
>
> Dumb advice. Unless you are in your house at the
> same time they are, smashing your pumpkins in your
> kitchen, expect to be in jail at least until your
> trial is done.
>
> A motion light should do the trick, or the idea of
> a "smile! you are on camera!" sign next to the
> pumpkins should work.
>
> Or do what a neighbor and I did many years ago
> when someone was damaging our tires. We just
> quietly waited up on his porch one evening until
> we saw him messing with one of our cars, then we
> went out there and took turns punching him while
> the other one held him. Problem was solved.

You go ahead and take your purdy pictures...I'm going to prevent a rape, murder or worse.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Whoa! ()
Date: November 07, 2011 11:21AM

Why don't you just take in the pumpkins at night? You stated that this is probably being done by a couple of young teenage kids. When you're young and stupid, you do stupid things (well, I didn't, but I have more tolerance now). Do you really want to hurt a kid for a stupid prank?

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: November 07, 2011 11:31AM

Kicking pumpkins is a gateway crime to raping and murdering, or worse!

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Billy Corgan ()
Date: November 07, 2011 01:11PM

justsayin Wrote:
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> Kicking pumpkins is a gateway crime to raping and
> murdering, or worse!

Wow...you really don't get it, do you? They've been there before, destroyed pumpkins and they keep coming back and destroying pumpkins. His point was to shoot them PRIOR to letting things go beyond that. Try to keep up.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Give Me a Break ()
Date: November 07, 2011 01:24PM

> Wow...you really don't get it, do you? They've
> been there before, destroyed pumpkins and they
> keep coming back and destroying pumpkins. His
> point was to shoot them PRIOR to letting things go
> beyond that. Try to keep up.

You idiot. Yeah, shoot the kids cause everyone knows that its a slippery slope from pumpkin killing to human killing. Let me guess - you keep a loaded shotgun at the ready in case the mailman makes any funny moves. Grow up.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Billy Corgan ()
Date: November 07, 2011 01:28PM

Give Me a Break Wrote:
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> > Wow...you really don't get it, do you? They've
> > been there before, destroyed pumpkins and they
> > keep coming back and destroying pumpkins. His
> > point was to shoot them PRIOR to letting things
> go
> > beyond that. Try to keep up.
>
> You idiot. Yeah, shoot the kids cause everyone
> knows that its a slippery slope from pumpkin
> killing to human killing. Let me guess - you keep
> a loaded shotgun at the ready in case the mailman
> makes any funny moves. Grow up.

So, when in your view DOES the shooting start in this scenario?

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Hiding ()
Date: November 07, 2011 01:37PM

It's illegal in Virginia to use any sort of device that can maim
or injure someone, even if it's on your own property and they are
trespassing. The police sometimes use a powder that turns fingers
and hands blue on contact with skin and it can't be washed off.
The DC cops once set up a sting in an office building next door
to mine and managed to catch an asshole who'd been stealing womens
purses and the powder did the trick. She was a co-worker and the
blue fingers were a dead giveaway. Bingo!

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: November 07, 2011 02:12PM

Never mind the law! Shoot jaywalkers on sight. Jaywalking is a gateway crime to trespassing by cutting through yards, which itself is a gateway crime to smashing pumpkins, murdering and RAPING!1!!



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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: What are you thinking? ()
Date: November 07, 2011 02:13PM

> So, when in your view DOES the shooting start in
> this scenario?

It doesn't! That's the point! If the situation is serious enough, call 911 - don't just blow people away because you think that they might potentially one day be a threat.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: EX LORTON INMATE ()
Date: November 07, 2011 02:33PM

I started out smashing punkin and shit. Then i started robbin muthafuckas and shit.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Billy Corgan ()
Date: November 07, 2011 04:26PM

Weisenheimer Wrote:
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> Ok, for past three nights, some jokers have come
> up onto our porch and smashed our pumpkins...one a
> night. The first time it was kinda funny, so I
> cleaned up the mess and moved on. More carnage
> every night and I am a little scared that anything
> on our porch (swing, plants, wreath) is fair
> game.
>
> Any harmless booby trap ideas? I've thought about
> staying up late just inside my door and catch 'em
> red-handed with my camera or opening the door and
> just scaring the crap out of them! I really think
> it is two young teenage boys in my 'hood having
> fun over the long weekend.

I would try Billy Corgan.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Vinny Foley ()
Date: June 20, 2013 01:31AM

Booby Traps R Us Wrote:
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> Supplies needed:
>
> Mouse trap (spring loaded bar-type)
> Several feet of thin wire
> Epoxy
> Solder
> 115 Db alarm siren
> 12 VDC battery
> Pumpkin (for bait)
> Black spray paint
>
> Tools needed:
>
> Drill with 1/16" or other small-diameter bit
> Soldering iron
>
> Let me know when you have the supplies and I'll
> post assembly instructions, if you can't figure
> them out from this list.

I got all the supplies what is the assembly instructions?

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Vinny Foley ()
Date: June 20, 2013 01:33AM

I got all the supplies what is the assembly instructions?

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: abelard ()
Date: June 20, 2013 08:01AM


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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: asdfadsfafds ()
Date: June 20, 2013 08:07AM

C4 might work. :)

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: lolwtf ()
Date: June 20, 2013 08:18AM

This thread is from over 1.5 years ago. I think the issue has been resolved.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: never enough ()
Date: June 21, 2013 08:28AM

It is always a smart idea to booby trap your house. It serves two purposes. Gets rid of criminal scum and gets rid of dumb asses that booby trap their homes.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Booby Traps R Us ()
Date: June 21, 2013 05:25PM

Vinny Foley Wrote:
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> I got all the supplies what is the assembly
> instructions?

First, you're going to make the mouse trap into an electrical switch.

1) With the trap closed, mark the position of the hammer bar on the platform.
2) Drill a small hole where the hammer bar contacts the platform.
3) Strip the about 1" of end of a short piece of wire, about 3-4" long.
4) Thread the stripped end of the wire up through the hole, then curl it into a flat spiral.
5) Place a drop or two of epoxy on the bottom of the platform where you threaded the wire. This will hold the wire in place.
6) Once the epoxy is dry, you can also melt a blob of solder over the flat spiral to increase the contact area. This is one terminal of your switch.

The hammer bar will be the other terminal of the switch.

7) Strip the end of another short piece of wire and wrap it around one of the legs of the hammer. (NOT the cross bar of the hammer. The force of the trap closing is often enough to rip the wire loose if you do it this way.)
8) Wrap the stripped end of the wire around the hammer leg and solder it in place.

Connect the wires from the mousetrap switch to longer lengths of wire, with one going to one terminal of the alarm siren and the other going to one terminal of the battery. DO NOT connect the other terminal of the battery to the alarm siren, yet.

To use this switch, set the trap normally, then place the pumpkin on top of it. Now connect the terminal of the battery to the alarm siren.

When someone disturbs the pumpkin, the mousetrap will snap shut, completing the circuit between the battery and the alarm siren and causing a hell of a racket.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: bETH6 ()
Date: June 21, 2013 05:33PM

you could embed razors from the inside protruding just a little on the outside. Paint them light orange first. I doubt in the dark they would see them. Anyone picking up the pumpkin gets slashed good.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Good idea ()
Date: June 22, 2013 07:09PM

bETH6 Wrote:
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> you could embed razors from the inside protruding
> just a little on the outside. Paint them light
> orange first. I doubt in the dark they would see
> them. Anyone picking up the pumpkin gets slashed
> good.


Haha that's a good one! I will definitely try this if I ever find my pumpkins around October to be vandalized.

Also, if they keep coming around the property to cause trouble, I would just shoot them and make up a good cover story.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Razors hurt ()
Date: June 22, 2013 11:49PM

bETH6 Wrote:
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> you could embed razors from the inside protruding
> just a little on the outside. Paint them light
> orange first. I doubt in the dark they would see
> them. Anyone picking up the pumpkin gets slashed
> good.


Love it! Going to try it with a similar problem.

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: Peter Mamaev ()
Date: June 09, 2014 12:43PM

Empty your pumpkin from inside, and put some kind of water/paint balloon in there. They'll start smashing pumpkins, and the bomb from inside will totally drench theme! XD

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Re: Give Me Booby Trap Ideas!
Posted by: K9Cun ()
Date: June 09, 2014 01:29PM

Put a picture of yourself without your shirt on with a tough look on your face inside the pumpkin. Its for intimidation.

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