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hands in the air security jacket

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This is a specially designed jacket for use in emergency hold up situations. When a robber type character shouts 'hands up', it appears that the tellers and the security guards all raise their arms high in the air - but it isn't true! The arms are actually inflatable! A small cord hanging out of the sleeve jacket when tugged, deploys the hidden fake outer arms to fill with air and shoot upwards. While the person with the gun is shouting and jumping about, the teller or security guard has their real hands free to press buttons or slowly draw weapons.

Cleverly placed velcro and folded fabric hides the arms in place with a compressed air bag in the back area to provide inflation of the flesh coloured plastic hands and arms. Do not iron or tumble dry.

benfrost, Dec 01 2004


       I'll vote for this...but what if the robber tells them to put hands on heads?
ldischler, Dec 01 2004

       Magnificent. (+)
ConsulFlaminicus, Dec 01 2004

       Good idea, but surely any benefit will be wiped out once the robbers also get their hands on such advanced technology.
lyserge, Dec 01 2004

       What if the robber starts playing the child game "Simon Says"
macncheesy, Dec 01 2004

       //What if the robber starts playing the child game "Simon Says"//   

       Then at least the tellers will have his name.
skinflaps, Dec 01 2004

       Did you see "Once Upon A Time In Mexico" [ben]?
DocBrown, Dec 01 2004

       Also with multiple in/deflation for lazy Mexican waves.
FarmerJohn, Dec 01 2004

       Stick 'em up! Now put your hands where I can see them!
Shz, Dec 02 2004

       I'd be able to hold my beer and do the wave. +   

       this could also be modified for life jackets.
benfrost, Dec 02 2004

       Baked (Once upon a time in mexico, and I'm sure I've seen this in a simpsons episode).
energy guy, Dec 02 2004

       Oops - sorry Doc.
energy guy, Dec 02 2004

       no i havent actually seen the movie. were they inflatable?
benfrost, Dec 03 2004

       I'm with [2 fries]. Now I can use my beer bong all by myself!
Letsbuildafort, Dec 03 2004

       I don't see how the "arms" themselves, or the motion with which they deploy, err, raise, could -ever- look convincing. This strikes me as nothing more than silly.
pigonthewing, Jan 31 2006

       / could -ever- look convincing/   

       I have been wearing one of these jackets since March 2005. I told my wife and coworkers that it was a medical condition. No-one suspects. And if I lean over and get to shucking and jiving, those inflatable hands _will_ strike you silly.   

       You will come to understand, young [pig], that much on the Halfbakery and nearly all of the [benfrost] bakery is silly.
bungston, Jan 31 2006

       I want a special jacket that calls the police when I raise my hands... No, then again, that would be a bad idea too.
ye_river_xiv, Jun 11 2008

       or if five jackets realize they are all in the hands up position, they phone the police ?
popbottle, Aug 03 2014


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