California homeowner uses motion-activated sprinkler to deter thieves

California homeowner uses motion-activated sprinkler to deter thieves
FILE PHOTO: A California homeowner took a decidedly wet approach to deterring thieves in her neighborhood -- setting up a motion-activated sprinkler. (danielsfotoelt/Pixabay/danielsfotoelt/Pixabay)

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — A California homeowner took a decidedly wet approach to deterring thieves in her neighborhood -- setting up a motion-activated sprinkler.

Katie Camarena set up the device after prowlers started targeting the neighborhood, KGTV reported.

“Our flood light didn’t seem to scare them off, so we decided to have a little fun with a motion activated sprinkler that has an impressive amount of pressure,” Camarena wrote on social media.

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The device seems to have worked.

Video shows a prowler riding up on a bicycle and then quickly riding off early Tuesday morning as the sprinkler starts spraying water from the back of a truck.