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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: bullhunter
I understand the point of the article.
And it's BS.
Never, EVER, rely on the mercy of a criminal invading your home.
originally posted by: stormcell
So what do I use for wasps?
originally posted by: Metallicus
I don't know about you, but having my car keys and wasp spray won't make me feel safe Vs. violent, armed home invaders.
I'm also amused at all the tough guys in this thread who think they are gonna have time to go grab their guns and blow the bad guys away.
originally posted by: NonsensicalUserName
a reply to: butcherguy
that's actually a valid question.
personally I think giving police officers guns is asking for unnecessary shootings to occur.
So how can you get your family out of such a situation alive? Wallace Zeins, who was a New York police detective and hostage negotiator for 22 years, says you may have an excellent alarm system at your fingertips that you haven't even thought about: Electronic car keys with a built-in alarm. "Most people don't realize this, but they leave their car keys downstairs," Zeins said. "Bring your car keys up. Alarm systems are very expensive, and this is a loud one. All you have to do is hit the keys. They don't realize it, but it's the best alarm system, and doesn't cost them a penny."
Zeins also suggests keeping another item in your bedroom: "Buy a can of wasp hornet spray in the hardware store or the supermarket, keep it by your bedside or the floor," he said. "It's more powerful than police Mace.
In a worst-case scenario — if you are captured by an intruder, like Susan Dawson — you should cooperate and tell them where the valuables are, Zeins advises. "You tell them exactly where it is. You want to get them out of there as quickly as you can," he said. "Remember, treat them like royalty. On top of that, you don't want to lie to them."