Forget about “taking a bite out of crime.”  Binghamton Police officers could soon be “tripping-up crime” with a new device demonstrated at the department.

The Bolawrap-100 shoots a little grappling-hook out and slings a thin, eight-foot metal line around a person, snagging their torso and/or legs to immobilize them.

WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

The $925 device, reminiscent of Wonder Woman’s “Lasso of Truth” is being tested and Police Chief Joseph Zikuski tested it out, wrapping up a couple police officer-volunteers.

Police agencies around the nation are continuing to explore non-lethal techniques like devices that shoot beanbags to immobilize suspects.


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