Opening someone else’s mail is not only invasive but it’s literally a federal offense. Right up there along with treason, insurance fraud, and money-laundering, opening another person’s mail violates their trust and can send you straight to court. Nowadays with Ring cameras and other front-door monitors, a lot of people have caught doormat pirates stealing their mail, effectively cutting the thieves off at the source. However, there are still a few instances where the perps get away with it and they’re free to snoop another day– at least, until someone puts them in their place.
But what are these mail thieves hoping to find in other people’s mail? Are they looking for credit card info or hot gossip? Either way, we can all safely agree that when you see someone poking around your front yard, all you want to do is scream, ‘Get outta my mailbox, you creep!’… which is essentially what u/Bright_Falls did in our next story. Instead of hooting and hollering from the stoop of their home, this mail theft victim decided to take matters into their own hands, laying a trap that would trip up the person habitually going through their mail, which consequently was the last person you want to know your business: The landlord.
Scroll onward to enjoy the timeless tale of pranks and well-deserved embarrassment, granting readers the last laugh alongside our shameless hero. For more stories of the petty revenge variety, here’s one about a suburban gardener who gets payback against a corner-cutting driver by installing an enormous boulder on her front lawn.