So NBC’s Today Show thought they would highlight some possible ways to defend yourself from a home invasion. It’s all pretty, well, dumb, yeah, I’ll just say it, it’s dumb.
Among their suggestions is to use wasp spray (probably illegally) instead of pepper spray and to treat your home invaders “like royalty”.
According to Today.com, Wallace Zeins, a former NYPD detective, has the following advice,
Zeins also suggests keeping another item in your bedroom: “Buy a can of wasp hornet spray in the hardware store or the supermarket, keep it by your bedside or the floor,” he said. “It’s more powerful than police Mace.
“The great part is, when you spray, it will go 20 to 25 feet,” Zeins added. An intruder hit with the spray will be temporarily blinded. Please check your state and local laws on the legality of using these sprays for self-defense…
…In a worst-case scenario — if you are captured by an intruder, like Susan Dawson — you should cooperate and tell them where the valuables are, Zeins advises.
“You tell them exactly where it is. You want to get them out of there as quickly as you can,” he said. “Remember, treat them like royalty. On top of that, you don’t want to lie to them.”
Of course my advice would be to obtain a firearm, get the best self defense training you can afford and practice using that firearm on a regular basis.