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Wendy says: 20 August 2022, Brazil || Hey there, friends! Here is a wild Darwin Award experienced by a man in Araxá City Brazil, who got sick and tired of thieves breaking into his mechanical workshop at night. Who wouldn't tire of that annoying game?
Part handyman and part mad scientist, this machine-stop owner decided against installing security cameras. That typical gambit stood no chance because he had a smarter plan. Of course he did.
Despite the growing impediment of cataracts, he laid out nearly-invisible copper wire and assembled a tripwire to trigger a loaded security firearm. This exciting security device would stop a thief in their tracks!
Who doesn't love a locked & loaded boobytrap?
According to weapons expert Thiago Oliveira, the unique device demonstrated unique electrical skills. [A tug on] the transparent copper wire activated a spring that connected the electrical socket to the back of the weapon. The gun was loaded with 'gunpowder, a sphere, and bushing.' When the circuit was closed, explained Oliveira, it generated a spark that ignighted the gunpowder and propelled the projectile toward the door.
While this was not the safest contraption, it was well-constructed and fully functional. Fortunately, no thief showed up that night. Unfortunately, the inventor himself triggered the security device himself the next morning. Yikes!
The 'elderly' man was hit in the right chest area and died at the scene. The body was taken to the IML Legal Medical Institute.
Condolences to the family.
Yet... Despite the deadly outcome, one must acknowledge that his invention worked exactly as intended. Let his disaster be a warning to us to hesitate to combine firearms, copper wire, and inspiration. Instead, install security cameras to protect your property without risking a posthumous Darwin Award.
Invisible tripwire, electrical skills, cataracts...
read the details in the newspaper link below
Original Portuguese Newspaper
English Translation


Araxá City - Brazil. My friends. Shit happens! A 60-year-old man from the city of Araxá, tired of having his workshop stolen at night, decided to do something that anyone with a few neurons would do. You might ask yourself: Did he install cameras? Reinforced padlocks and locks? Have you installed a security system? No no and no. He created his own security system. With copper wires and a firearm, he created a device that, when triggered, fires the firearm at whoever triggered it. It seemed like a good idea to catch the thief who robs your workshop, although in Brazil this can be considered a crime of murder. Well, the thief (or thieves) may have had other things to do that night and they weren't in the workshop of our illustrious protagonist of the story. The day breaks and the owner of the workshop goes to work and, by carelessness, bumps into the copper wire and is shot in the chest, dying some time later. At least we know the device worked the way he wanted it to work!

Submitted on 08/29/2022

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Bruce said:
Definitely Keep: Darwin Award
After reading the translation of the article I'm more than willing to accept this. This wasn't a typical gun-with-tripwire setup that we've read about before. In this case the man built a completely custom made weapon and triggering device. Given that level of craftsmanship I'm more than willing to accept this. Thanks!

Tracy said:
Definitely Keep: Darwin Award
Thanks! The guy had cataracts so couldn't see the wire, or had forgotten he'd rigged it up - makes it a DA for me