Human Flypaper Is a Dangerous Way to Stop Thieves

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Here's a poorly thought out burglary alarm: human flypaper. Set it inside your front door at night or when you're out and anyone who breaks in will be stuck to it.

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Of course, then they will take off their shoes and be seriously pissed off, either coming after you or your property in retaliation. But hey, without their shoes burglars are rendered completely helpless and docile, right?

The anti-burglar mat goes on sale in Japan (of course) this fall. [CrunchGear via Oh Gizmo! via Neatorama]

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The real problem is what happens if they get hurt once stuck? Maybe the house burns down, or a dog attacks them and they cant retreat. Unfortunately in the States, one could probably get sued for such injury.