Look, mom! I’m on the internet!

Was just cruising Caleb’s site and saw that he posted a photo of me exiting the FlashFog booth, which he calls the “fog booth of death”.

Though non-lethal, the booth certainly does the trick. Replicating the sudden fog and blinding strobe effect in a shop or store would almost certainly end any burglary in its tracks.

New for this year is the SoundWall, a 125-decibel, man-stopping blast of dissonant sound. Combine this with the FlashFog and it would really put the fear of God into smash-and-grabbers.

Even without the SoundWall turned on, I was not at my best as I stumbled out of the FlashFog demo booth. Go look.

2 jailed, 1 sought in Pa. stun-gun pizza robbery

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania:

Police say two men have been jailed and a third is being sought on charges they used a stun gun to rob a pizza deliveryman in western Pennsylvania.

Beaver Falls police say 18-year-olds Aaron Jacobs and Asa Thomas conspired to lure the driver to an apartment on Saturday night about 10:30 p.m.

Police say the 39-year-old victim told them the men grabbed him and tried to take his wallet and that a third person jumped in as one of the robbers tried to cover his head with a pillow case. At some point, police say one of the men used a stun gun on the man’s neck.

Police say they are still looking for the third person.

Sometimes Dead Is Better

6 “Non-Lethal” Weapons That’ll Make You Wish You Were Dead

Yeah, it’s Cracked.com. But they’ve usually got pretty good stuff.

One of the items on this list is the military’s Active Denial System, a Humvee-mounted “pain ray” that I’ve written about from time to time over at Murdoc Online. In one of my posts, I revealed a double-dog-classified super-duper-top-secret image from a developmental test of the ADS:

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Veritas Mark IV in Denver

Here are a couple of new photos from the fun in Denver:

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A police officer holds a machine gun along the route of the ‘Recreate 68’ march near the site of the Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado, USA on 24 August 2008. The protesters are calling their movement ‘Recreate 68’ referring to the tumultuous 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago

“Machine gun”!

I pointed out the plan to use the Veritas Mark IV during the convention a couple of months ago.

Taser Loses Product Liability Suit

Taser Loses 1st Product-Liability Suit; Jury Awards $6 Million

Taser International Inc., the largest stun-gun maker, lost a $6.2 million jury verdict over the death of a California man who died after police shot him multiple times with the weapon. The defeat is the first for Taser in a product- liability claim.

A San Jose, California, jury yesterday said Taser had failed to warn police in Salinas, California, that prolonged exposure to electric shock from the device could cause a risk of cardiac arrest. The jury awarded $1 million in compensatory damages and $5.2 million in punitive damages to the estate of Robert Heston, 40, and his parents. The jury cleared the police officers of any liability.