A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was
concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them
when they were counting the collection. She asked the local
police department about using pepper spray and they recommended
to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.
The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is
a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and
could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the
hospital for an antidote.
She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like
a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.
Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades,
he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.
Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than
mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into
your home, Glinka says “spray the culprit in the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for
decades. It’s also one he wants everyone to hear. If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look to the
spray. “That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.”
Maybe even save a life.
this with all the people
in your life