The Grappler Police Bumper: A Car Chase Ending Wheel Lock

November 4, 2016

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This is a promo video for the Grappler Police Bumper, a device that locks up the rear wheel of a car being chased. Allegedly it's supposed to be super safe although I can't imagine a car with a frozen rear wheel is going to be super safe. That said, I want one installed on my car to deal with other drivers. First person to piss me off gets their wheel locked. "That's probably not legal." Please, half the things I do aren't legal. *writes 'GOVERNMENT SUCKS' on a dollar bill* See? I live life on the edge. *knock on door* Holy shit, please please please tell them you did it.

Keep going for the video while I practice my getaway driving.

Thanks to DAN, whose parents are clearly superstitious about lowercase letters.

  • MustacheHam

    I wouldn't be surprised if police officers changed their hats to something more western.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Great, GW, now I have Tenacious D stuck in my head after seeing "GOVERNMENT SUCKS" in all caps... not that that's a *bad* thing.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Requires the fleeing suspect to play along, apparently.

    "You see me coming up behind you super close? You see that thing in front of me lowering down? Whatever you do, don't swerve a single inch or else I'll miss!"

  • GeneralDisorder

    It requires the pursuit vehicle(s) to get close. So does the PIT maneuver. So does basically all other options that police have to stop a vehicle.

    "Stop sticks" and tire spikes require a person to get out of their vehicle and set up in front of the pursuit. The stop sticks are bad because you can't deactivate them. Most spike strips have a raise and lower option.

    And most people are aware you can drive even when your tires are flat. Handling suffers. Top speed suffers. But you can still move the vehicle.

  • Bling Nye

    At 2:15, I almost thought for a second it was going to say, "Also works on pedestrians"... and now I'm just a little bit disappointed it doesn't.

  • bobjr94

    You are thinking of this one
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • Michael Scott Tilley

    Sir, you have cracked me up with your witty reply. How do you find these videos? You inspire me.

  • scott19

    It can throw the bike at the pedestrian as needed, in case another cop is in a foot chase. I wonder why they didn't show that part?

  • Meh

    Solid idea, however i doubt whether some coppers won't just start blasting, i mean we all know that's more fun in the end.

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