VIDEO: Bizarre new weapon against crime: A FOG CANNON is used to drive away robbers

VIDEO: Bizarre new weapon against crime: A FOG CANNON is used to drive away robbers

fogWould you believe that harmless fog is now being used to thwart robbers? It confounds them and they can’t see through it, so they leave. Stores in New Zealand are now using the new technology successfully.

According to The Daily Mail,

CCTV footage has surfaced of a pair of would-be robbers smashing the door of a service station before a fog cannon is deployed, sending dense white clouds of mist billowing towards them.

The intruders can be seen fleeing the Mobil service station in New Zealand’s Auckland at 3.10am on December 23, evidently mystified by the revolutionary crime prevention tool, reports NZ Herald.

The device works by filling rooms with dense fog in a matter of seconds, and while harmless to humans it renders those in its path blind until the room is ventilated.

The cannons cost up to $5000NZD to install and have been popular in petrol stations and luxury fashion stores like Prada and Louis Vuitton.

So simple yet so effective. Watch the video below of two wannabe robbers encountering the fog after they break the glass on a convenience store door, then are forced to run off.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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