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A Minnesota man frustrated by thieves taking packages from his porch responded by baiting them into stealing his golden retriever's feces.
Chuck Freiberg has successfully duped thieves into stealing as many as 20 boxes containing his dog's excrement by leaving them on his porch under the ruse they are valuable deliveries.
He has also suffered the loss of two genuine packages, but says his foul prank on the thieves makes him feel better about his losses.
'I thought that I would do what came naturally. Reduce, recycle and reuse my dog's feces,' Freiberg said.
Residents of south Minneapolis are just one group of Americans that are becoming increasingly fed up with the theft of their packages by so-called 'porch pirates'.
'If America was to take this epidemic into their own hands, we can move the needle on porch pirates,' Freiberg added.
With the coronavirus pandemic and a boom in internet shopping came a spike in the number of packages that were being left on porches across the county. That in turn attracted thieves.
Chick Freiberg (pictured) has