I used to work on the old airport road in Bangalore. I sometimes drop my colleagues at their home if it is after 11PM, when they live close to work.
One such day, I dropped a friend in Domulur and while coming back, I saw 2 girls being mugged while they were taking a stroll.
Two guys just snatched off their mobiles and started running and by the time I turned around the car to help them, those guys were gone.
It all happened in a few seconds and in a lane right next to the busy airport road. This happened at Midnight.
One girl was ready to chase after the guys in my car, but the other girl was frightened out of her wits.
Fortunately, the muggers were just interested in their Mobiles.
After witnessing this, I wanted to have a pepper spray with me.
Pepper spray is very easy to carry and just like a deodorant spray, you can spray it in your attacker’s face.
Easy to use and at the same time very effective.
Pepper spray is 100 times more powerful than red chilli powder and when you spray in someone’s eyes, that person will be completely disabled for the next 10-30 minutes.
Here is a video of its demonstration
Whom to spray?
- Chain snatchers.
- Stray dog running after you.
- Annoying guy*
*Don't use it on ex-boyfriends. Also do not try this as home
Where to place it?
- Wherever it is easy to reach in emergency.
* Like me you can also keep a baseball bat in your car :)
Buying Pepper spray in India
After a quick online search, I found a company selling pepper sprays in India.
The good news is that you can order online and they will deliver it to your address.
I’ve had one delivered a year ago and I will now order a few more. These are for my friends and family members.
To prove my point, I just ordered 4 more from their website.
The website is simple to use. The whole transaction, from opening their website to seeing the order confirmation page – it took me 9 minutes (I used a Credit Card to buy).
Be Safe. Be Prepared and always aim for the nuts