Re: Stolen $$
I had a Motor Pool, years ago, which was getting 'tossed', regularly, for anything that could be stolen, from the vehicles on the lot.
A pull string, shotgun primer powered 'fuze igniter' is a standard military supply item, as is waterproof fuse, and signal flares.
Combining the "parachute flare", without the propelling charge, and the other two items resuled in a HUGE white flash, that anybody for a half mile around, could see! Except for the 'flash burned perp', who chased the big "Sylvania Blue Dot", for a week or so, locked down in the hospital.
35 years ago, and I still gotta laugh about it; Provost Marshall's Office did, too!
Battalion SGM, only asked one question: "Sarge, you DO realise this is CONUS, right?"
Answer was as simple " Top, I signed for all that stuff, and am responsible for it; the thief was pretty clever, 'til he came here. I still own the night."
Of course, the next day, he had the last word. "Sarge, I pulled your 201 (file), and you have several other MOS's, besides Maintainance; 91B4S, 11B4S, 11C4S... Don't you think you ought to go a little easy, on these kids? Use a claw hammer, next time; it's much easier to explain!"
I still like the idea, however, of loud noises, and EXTREMELY bright lights; you cannot run, if you cannot see!
Dye capsules, or Photoluminescent powders, will also prove the guilt, but only if you catch the guy!
Fish hooks, in the locker, and tied down, will render a 'smash and run' effort rather painful, at the least.
Now, if you had a pet rattlesnake....
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry