New SkunkLock thwarts robbers from stealing bikes by causing them to vomit


Woman holding SkunkLock 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A company in San Francisco, California, unveiled a new lock that will stop robbers from stealing bikes.

Daniel Idzkowski, who is the owner of SkunkLock, said that he and his friends love to ride bikes.

After his friends a had their bikes stolen over and over, Idzkowski decided to revisit how a lock could deter a thief and started a revolution in the process.

SkunkLock will finally put a dent in bicycle and motorcycle theft.

It contains a unique chemical deterrent released when the lock is compromised, causing the robber to vomit. Many of today's U-Locks are vulnerable to even simple hacksaws or crowbars.

Some electronic locks that have fancy technology like GPS tracking and are app enabled can even be zapped into submission with an inexpensive Taser.

SkunkLock is a hardened medium-carbon steel U-Lock that's as difficult to compromise as the strongest U-Locks, and comes with a surprise.

It contains a noxious chemical deterrent that slams the would-be thief.

The chemicals are so disgusting, they induce vomit in the majority of cases, and elicit an instinctive response to run away immediately.

The SkunkLock is being sold for $109.