And, after watching a TV show about police chases (“The conclusion of one of the chases was an innocent motorist getting T-boned and I went to sleep that night just so aggravated that this was happening. And I woke up at 3:00 in the morning just suddenly and this was the first thought I had.”) Leonatrd invented “The Grappler”. As he saw it, the problem for police is that they only have a handful of options when slowing a speeding suspect. They can deploy spikes in the road to burst its tires, but that puts the life of the cop who lays the spikes in danger, as well as bystanders or the car’s occupants if it loses control. They can attempt to stop a car by performing the “PIT” (Precision Immobilization Technique) maneuver, which involves striking the car near the rear wheel with a police vehicle, turning it sideways and forcing it to stop, but that doesn’t work so well if the fleeing car has a trailer and there’s also always a risk that the suspect might try to set off again once they’ve stopped. In fact such tactics have reportedly led to the deaths of more than 11,500 people in America since 1979 (or almost one person a day).
It looks like something out of a low-budget James Bond movie and it sounds like a professional wrestler, but “The Grappler” could actually save innocent lives during high-speed police chases. Here’s how it works… The Grappler allows cops to remotely deploy a high-strength net from the front of their vehicle, tangling up other cars’ wheels and stopping them dead in their tracks.
The Grappler has two extending arms that fit in front of the front bumper. As they lower, a strong nylon web is extended along them, until its front edge is being held in front of the police car, just a few inches from the road.
All the cop has to do is drive the Grappler close enough to the suspect’s rear wheel that it catches – the net is then drawn up and around the rear axle, stopping the wheel from turning. The net is also connected to a long nylon tether that can be used to either further slow and restrain the vehicle or it can be detached at any point so the police car is free to keep driving if the suspect attempts to flee on foot.
Memo to the Folks: Fleeing and Eluding police is a dangerous. It presents risk to the fugitive, to the police and to the public. Many States, Florida included, have not only made F&E a mandatory felony but they have enhanced penalties for aggravated F&E. Below is a link to HaberPA’s VideoFAQ / Webisode on Fleeing and Eluding…
Memo to the Folks continued: And here is a link to HaberPA’s VideoFAQ / Webisode on Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding…
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