SCITUATE (CBS) – A Scituate woman was tired of packages being stolen from her apartment building. So she tried to help police catch the thief glitter-handed.
After a string of package thefts in her building lobby, Melissa Peralta ordered a spring loaded “glitter bomb” hoping to catch the suspect in action.READ MORE: Photo Released Of Missing Woman Dolly Thapa's Car
Friday morning, the package was stolen like Peralta hoped. She found a trail of glitter in the women’s room and contacted police.
“I knew they wouldn’t be able to resist it,” Peralta told WBZ-TV. “I wanted them to know there are consequences because they’re obviously continuing to do it.”READ MORE: Worcester Police Officer Was Justified In Fatal Shooting Of Phet Gouvonvong, DA Says
She said just this week, one of her neighbor’s packages worth $200 was stolen.
“I was thinking there is a sparkly person out there somewhere and I need to find them,” Peralta said.
Officers responded but were not able to discover where the trail led.MORE NEWS: Foxboro Barber Shaves His Head In Support Of Woman With Stage 4 Breast Cancer
“The message inside of the glitter bomb said ‘please stop stealing our packages’ so I hope they just get the message and cut it out.”