‘Grappler’: Man invents device that can stop any fleeing car
It’s a time for car snatchers and criminals to give up their nasty business or be ready to face the music.
Police have a new invention to get you in a high speed car chase, which doesn’t involve shooting out your tyres, ramming off the road or even spikes laid out across the tarmac.
The invention is being called ‘The Grappler’, and from what we can tell, it’s basically a lasso, but for cars instead of cows.
Inventor Leonard Stock from the Arizona start-up company Police Bumper is hoping it soon will be after eight years of testing and development.
It is made of a strong nylon net which shoots out from the cop car’s bumper and wraps around the wheel of the car being chased, tethering them and preventing them being able to speed off.
After getting ‘grappled’ the car slows down and the chase comes to an abrupt end, allowing the suspect to be arrested.
So far, it’s not actually being used in the field.