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Big sticky harpoon of justice

When the long arm of the law isn’t quite long enough
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Its big. It’s sticky. And it helps catch criminals.

I was thinking about the toddler harpoon on my way home from work yesterday when I spotted a local bobby on his bike (yes, really) and I thought – well, why not? A grown-up version for deployment by a policeperson.

A big harpoon gun firing a bolt (something like a large version of a foam "stomp rocket") with a very sticky glob on the end - say, 6 inches across, and about as sticky as…er…a very sticky thing.

Rapidly departing crook, whoosh, splat - crook reeled in and apprehended.

Frankx, Aug 01 2006

Sticky bombs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticky_bomb
..like a big toffee apple.. [ConsulFlaminicus, Aug 01 2006]

GPS Glue Gun http://www.timesonl...069-2023854,00.html
An interesting variant for police chases - tag the fleeing car with a sticky GPS, and track it remotely. No fleet of screaming police cars required any more. [DrCurry, Aug 01 2006]

Sticky Foam Gets Serious http://www.defenset...rchives/002220.html
"Sticky foam is the custard pie of the nonlethals world..." [Zuzu, Aug 02 2006]


       sounds like spiderman.
po, Aug 01 2006

       sounds like a Judge Dredd porno.
ConsulFlaminicus, Aug 01 2006

       it's a loogie gun!
tcarson, Aug 01 2006

       Glue guns are pretty Baked as non-lethal weapons. Except I think they call it sticky foam.
DrCurry, Aug 01 2006


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