Indianapolis HGTV star ‘pranks’ porch pirates

2021-07-21 23:11:55

Mina Starsiak Hawk of HGTV’s “Good Bones” is preventing again towards bundle thieves.

INDIANAPOLIS — Some crooks focusing on houses in Fountain Sq. could have picked the fallacious porch lately.

After a sequence of porch thefts on the residence of native HGTV star Mina Starsiak Hawk, she determined to drag a little bit prank on thieves with a artistic response to the crime.

Hawk tackles issues head-on whereas rehabbing houses on HGTV’s “Good Bones” and thru Two Chicks & a Hammer along with her mother.

So when her own residence in Indianapolis bought hit by thieves, with crooks captured on surveillance digital camera, she bought artistic with a intelligent little entice.

“We get packages on a regular basis, however within the final two weeks, we have had 4 stolen,” Hawk stated. “Typically it has been child pacifiers, not going to be tremendous thrilling after they get it. However it’s irritating nonetheless as a result of it feels invasive. I do have a digital camera that is readily seen and caught them doing it each time, as a result of we see the gate open. And we’re simply form of sick of it. In order that’s sometimes my reply, simply, , let’s discover the humor in it and in the event that they’re gonna mess with us, we’re gonna mess with them.”

Hawk turned the tables on the porch pirates by placing out packing containers with a shock inside.

“I purchased a pair pranks on Amazon and I bought a field that like a spider jumps out of and I additionally bought the mega-size glitter bomb which has not come but,” Hawk stated. “So if whoever’s taking our packages sees this, simply forewarning that is what’s gonna occur.”

And as she documented on Instagram, not less than one thief took the bait final week.

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“As quickly as we wrapped up the bundle and put it on the porch that evening, it bought taken,” she stated. “Sadly you possibly can’t see the response, however hopefully bought the message, I do not know.”

She’s fairly certain the contents did work as supposed. In spite of everything, she practiced the prank on her son.

Within the video she shared, he bought scare when that spider popped out of the field.

Hawk has since gotten plenty of recommendations on what to placed on the porch subsequent.

“After I posted that video on social, you do not know what number of a whole bunch of messages that stated, ‘you dig these poopy diapers out of the poop pail.’ ‘You’re taking your canine’s poop and put that every one in a field.’ I am such as you guys do not know we already tried that,” she stated, laughing. “We did attempt to put poo in a field as soon as however it rained, and in order that uh, didn’t shake out, so we deserted ship on that.”

Granted, she admits an $8 plastic spider will not get her stolen objects again or result in an arrest. She did file a police report after the primary theft however she hopes the prank will make thieves assume twice earlier than hitting her residence once more.

A sporadic shock simply may be the subsequent bundle on her porch.

“You would possibly get a spider. You would possibly get a glitter bomb. You would possibly get child poop. I do not know! I am certain this bought him a little bit bit and I hope ultimately they’re going to cease,” she stated.

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