[StBernard] Wasp Spray = Protection

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Oct 7 14:51:21 EDT 2009

Wasp Spray

If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someones evil
plans for you: Wasp Spray! Did you know this? I didn't. I never really
thought of it before.

I guess I can get rid of the baseball bat n the heels of a break in and
beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have
a tip that could save your life.

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High
School . For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray
near your door or bed.

Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."

Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace
or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone
tries to break into your home, Glinka says "spray the culprit in the eyes".
It's a tip he's given to students for decades.

It's also one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection,
Glinka says look to the spray.

"That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out."

Maybe even save a life.

A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned
about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were
counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using
pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot
more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to
you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker
until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk
in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of
pepper spray would.
She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. Thought this was
interesting and might be of use.

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