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19th February 2020 Issue no. 495
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The bike lock that makes thieves vomit - literally
Bike riders worry constantly that their machine will get stolen whenever it's locked up on the street. Well, a US company might mean you'll never have to worry again after developing a lock that is sure to make would-be thieves vomit. Literally.
Called SkunkLock, this steel U-Lock is designed with a built-in deterrent of very potent and legally compliant gas that escapes when the lock is cut open.
This formula has the ability to compromise sight, cause shortness of breath, induce vomiting and permanently sticks to the clothes worn by the bike thief. Although someone has pointed out that the effects of the lock during shipping, or to innocent bystanders might be an issue...
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