This is one a friend did several years ago that worked well and was a legal take off on my bear trap idea. A shit load of rat traps,muskrat traps and what ever other miscellaneous small game traps you can get your hands on.
He'd gone on a week long fishing trip during the summer and he took my suggestion about critter traps. I loaned him about 10 muskrat traps and and various others and he bought a pile of rat traps and set them at the only 2-3 areas where entrance could be accessed. He'd already pretty well secured all the windows, all but a couple and he had one door that wasn't very secure. So he took my suggestion.He also had video cameras and game cameras set up inside and outside too.
Long story short someone broke in,and stepped on one of the muskrat traps catching the guys toes in it, well that made him drop to the floor getting tangled up in several other assorted traps that were scattered about. It was hilarious to watch,,every time the guy tried to get up or move, he'd stuck his hand ,other foot or what ever else he touched,,, another one would get him,,dumb fuck left a trail of traps half way across the yard when he left and got caught to boot.
This was 5-6 years ago, maybe more now, but I'll see if he still has a copy of the surveillance video and pictures from the game cameras,,,it's a hoot to watch and funny as Hell. But I think he lost it when his computer died. The dumb ass must of had 6 traps or more on him when he went flying back out that window. Funny as shit, you should have seen the look on the guys face,,,,,
Then when the guy was charged he said it wasn't him, of course the surprise video's and pictures proved otherwise and when he went to trial all that was submitted as evidence,,
there wasn't a dry eye in the court room from all the laughter and even the judge couldn't contain himself and had a hard time composing himself. They had to call a recess just to get the court room back under control after the video and pictures were shown,,even the Sargent at Arms was cracking up and needed a break.
Needless to say he was convicted of B&E. And extreme embarrassment,,,,the whole court room was still laughing when he was convicted and sentenced,, One of the only times I'd ever seen a judge snickering when he passed sentence,,,,
Funny part,,same judge as I had from my bear trap fiasco from 2 years previously.
I love critter traps,,ever smacked you're finger with a rat trap or small game trap???,,imagine a half dozen on various parts of your body all snapping you at the same time, ranging in size from rat traps to coon traps,,,OUCHIE!!!!!!
I still like bear traps best,they truly leave a lasting impression,,but they'll get ya in trouble,,,,FOR SURE!!!
Don't use those. But small one's are still legal,,,,hint , hint,,,,,and just plain entertaining if you catch it on film,,,
I'll see if that video is still around. You'll love it,,