Report of Fake Revolver Frightens Away Auto Bandits (Dec, 1932)
Report of Fake Revolver Frightens Away Auto Bandits
PROTECTION against the motor bandit is the aim of this new gadget that looks like a regular pistol and fits under the steering column of an automobile. Actually, though, the weapon is operated by compressed air, yet without a bullet. The report is loud enough to frighten away a holdup man, who believes he is being shot at. It is in popular use in England and may be carried by payment of a small fee for which the owner receives a postoffice license.