Bike thieves are shitty. They prey on people who often have no other means of transport and rely on their bikes to get them to and from work. No one deserves to have something that they worked hard for stolen, bike thieves deserve whatever cruel and unusual punishment happens to come their way. Daniel Idzkowski is hoping to serve up a slice of justice with his new invention, the SkunkLock.
As Daniel notes in his Indiegogo video, pretty much any regular bike lock can be compromised with a little bit of elbow grease and an angle grinder. While the SkunkLock is also the standard U-lock shape, it features some sort of pressurised gas that when cut emits a cloud of noxious gas. Daniel hasn’t actually revealed what’s in the gas yet, so it’s safe to assume that the gas is a combination of 3-day old farts and vapourised semen.
“The chemicals are so disgusting they induce vomit in the majority of cases, and elicit an instinctive response to run away immediately,” the Indiegogo page reckons.
Obviously, there’s nothing stopping a thief from getting a respirator and bypassing the whole poisonous gas thing. There’s also no guaranteeing that the gas will make anyone and everyone run for the hills when first smelling it, some people are pretty gross already and I doubt some foul smelling gas will make them flinch.
The project has managed to raise over $60,000 USD, absolutely smashing their goal of $20,000 from last year. If you’re keen to dish out some smelly karma, the SkunkLock looks to be coming in June this year.
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