Sunday, November 22, 2009


Here's a way to wreck someone's evil plans for you.
Did you know this? I didn't & I never really thought of it before.


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.
Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

On the heels of a break-in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life.

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.

Please share this with all the people in your life, especially those who are vulnerable or alone.


Dorothy said...

Thanks for this tip.
What a world we live in - but any way happy Thanksgiving :)

Carmen S. said...

WOW! Who would have thought, but what a GREAT tip! I definatley will share this one, but here in PA its a seasonal item, not sure if they carry it in winter, I'll have to check though!

Suzanne said...

WOW! Who'da thunk it but... it makes sense. Thanks for sharing, Sue

deb said...

That's a great idea!! Thank you for the tip!

mommynoodles said...

WOW! Thanks so much for that tip!


Sandra said...

I have NEVER heard this before, but I'm going to pick me up a can as well as for my daughter who is 19. I am always worried about her when she goes shopping.

KatHreN said...

GREAT tip. My daughter just got her license and although she does have pepper spray on her keychain I am putting a can of spraY in her car and one in the house. Our cars were broke into about a week ago. Now I will be ready.

Meari said...

I saw a post like this come across my local Freecycle group. Another person responded to it after talking to a police officer friend. His response? "I'd say bad idea. Why would spray pesticides in anyone's eye's? That could be a criminal charge too, for battery."

There's also some info on about this:

Just something to think about.

limpingalong said...

What a good tip -- thank you for sharing!