A man sick of having his parcels stolen from his front porch decided to set up a nasty surprise to trick the woman allegedly taking them.
The homeowner said he had been ordering parts for his Jeep, but they kept disappearing off his porch after being delivered.
Finally deciding enough was enough, the man rigged a fake parcel to catch the culprit and give them a scare. And it came complete with a 12-gauge blank shell.
The CCTV clip starts by showing the view of the car parked up on the side of the road.
A woman gets out and then walks up the driveway towards the door. She disappears out of view as she steps onto the front porch but it seen just moments later.
Clearly frightened, the woman runs straight back to her vehicle, jumps in and drives away.
The camera then switches to the front porch, where it shows the woman walking towards the door where the parcel is placed.
She the climbs the steps and bends down to pick up the box.
But as she does so, there is a loud bang, causing the woman to jump out of her skin and run straight back to her car.
Alongside the video, Jaireme Barrow wrote: "I got fed up with having my Jeep parts stolen so I decided to rig a package with a 12 gauge blank shell."
A blank is a type of cartridge for a firearm that contains gunpowder but no bullet.
When fired, the blank makes a flash and an explosive sound - the noise which terrified the woman and caused her to flee.