Car chases – while extremely dangerous – look like something out of a James Bond movie, packed full of action, thrills and suspense.
Now the police have taken a leaf straight out of 007’s book, with a brand new invention that is sure to be the future of car chases and how law enforcement deal with them.
They’ve invented something they call “The Grappler”, which is essentially a lasso-type device that fires a nylon net out bumper of the police car and around the wheel of the one they’re chasing.
While it hasn’t been rolled out just yet, police are hoping it will swiftly be introduced, after parent company Police Bumper have tested and developed it for over eight years.
Inventor Leonard Stock told Fox10, “The options right now are getting in front of a suspect vehicle to deploy tire spikes or using the pit maneuver or some type of smash up derby style process to stop a vehicle and the officer many times is pinned against a suspect vehicle.”
These dangers in car chases have reportedly led to 11,500 deaths in America since 1979.