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I passed this police bike the other day and noticed a very practical hack.
It seems the handcuffs can serve a dual purpose.
Posted by Matt at 01:01 AM in Security | Permalink
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Police in Finland do this too:
05/28/2012 at 07:31 AM
Horrible idea, even for the police. Hand cuffs are NOT that secure.
05/28/2012 at 09:29 AM
Bicycles should to be locked to fixed objects:
It would take a few seconds to load that bike into a van/truck and remove the handcuffs later.
You would think the police would know better.
05/28/2012 at 11:02 AM
maybe people would be more hesitant to chuck police property into the back of a truck?
05/28/2012 at 03:41 PM
I guess this officer's errand didn't include subduing or arresting anyone.
As for the bike, well, it's unrideable, but not unstealable. I'd say if a bike situated like this doesn't get stolen, it has more to do with the fact that POLICE is written on it.
05/28/2012 at 04:36 PM
Two Words to explain why this is a massive fail: Universal Keys
05/29/2012 at 01:37 AM
Apart from the other comments with which I agree, I understood that a police officer had a standard set of equipment, which includes handcuffs. None of which he is supposed to be on duty without.
Of course he may well have purchased a personal second set from a sex shop........
06/03/2012 at 08:55 AM
Did the officer arrest his/her own bike???
Deez Cycles Peterculter |
06/04/2012 at 02:28 AM
I have to agree with what others have said because this is just so stupid - handcuffs are so incredibly easy to open in fact http://revision3.com/scamschool/handcuffs and let Brian Brushwood and Daniel Martin show you how quick anyone can open police issue cuffs within seconds without a key.
Nigel Oulton |
06/04/2012 at 06:10 PM
It would surprise me if he left the key in the bag on the back!
Paul Whyton |
06/08/2012 at 05:26 AM
Or rather it wouldn't surprise me!
Paul Whyton |
06/08/2012 at 05:27 AM
A lot of the "professional" bike thieves either wouldn't notice that it says "POLICE" on the side, or they can't read.
06/10/2012 at 11:16 PM
Master makes a cuff style bike lock. http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-Street-Cuffs/dp/B003UWI0O8
I saw them on Pedal America in Chicago. One cuff on the bike the other on the bike rack.
Jack TB |
06/12/2012 at 06:17 AM
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