California Homeowner Uses Motion-Activated Sprinkler Scare Off Thieves

A homeowner in California decided to come up with a creative solution following a string of thefts in her neighborhood. After a bright floodlight failed to stop the thieves from snatching tools and other items from the bed of her truck, Katie Camarena went on Amazon and purchased a motion-activated sprinkler.

She hooked it up a hose and set it up in the back of her truck. The sprinkler appeared to do the job, as a potential thief on a bike was scared away.

Katie shared a video from her Ring security camera, showing the suspect ride up her driveway on his bicycle. As he gets close to the truck, he gets hit with an “impressive” blast of water from the sprinkler. The water knocks him back, and he quickly rides away.