Get Them Kickstarted: The Skunk Lock Changes Up The Bike Theft Game in SF

every three hours in San Francisco and most of them
are never recovered because they’re being taken apart quickly in chop
shops. The city also estimates more than $4.6 million worth of bikes are stolen each year.

With the Skunk Lock, the chemicals it sprays out won’t kill you but it’ll definitely put a bad taste in your mouth. He says the chemical is legal, and that he has tested it on himself and
friends (with permission, we assume). “At two feet it was pretty bad,“
he told the paper. "It was absolutely vomit inducing in 99% of people.
At five feet it’s very noticeable and the initial reaction is to move
away from it.”

Though the con to this invention is that if say the bike tries to get stolen on a busy strip (such as Valencia street), it could go off in a crowd of people causing mass panic. Totally our assumption but it wouldn’t end pretty for anyone.

Idzkowski hopes to deliver the locks by June of next year, and his Indigogo campaign is over halfway funded.


Written by Anthony Rogers, photos courtesy of Skunk Lock — Is it funny or possibly dangerous? Let us know on Twitter.

Get Them Kickstarted: The Skunk Lock Changes Up The Bike Theft Game in SF

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