June 21, 2022 4 min read

They were walking from the train station to their host home where they were working as nannies. She was 17, and her friend, 19. The train had been a couple hours late and it was dark instead of light as they had planned. 

As they hurried through the city of this foreign town, the darkness and unfamiliarity began to get a little scary. Suddenly, the 17-year-old stopped and told her friend that she needed to get her D.A.D. out of her back pack. Her friend was anxious to keep going and did not want to stop and said so.

The younger girl explained that she had a bad feeling and continued to retrieve the D.A.D. and put it on her hand. 

A minute or two later, while her friend was distracted, looking down at her phone, the young 17-year-old saw a man running at her, very fast. She just had a split second to jump out of his path and ran past her and grabbed her older friend by the neck and began dragging her into an ally. Her friend was screaming at the top of her lungs. 

The young 17-year-old froze with shock for just a second, then she suddenly knew what she had to do. She went into attack mode and blasted the attacker in the face. He instantly dropped to the ground, letting go of her friend.

Within two minutes, she received 27 calls and text messages from people six thousand miles away who, in real time, had received GPS alerts giving them the time and location of the attack. Nevertheless, their help was not needed because they escaped the attacker, safely. There is more to this chilling story, but you can hear from the victims themselves, at tigerlight.net.

Our next attack account involves a former marine and LAPD officer, along with three teenage boys. They sat at a picnic table in the middle of a sunny day, eating lunch. They were in the hills, near San Diego.  Suddenly a very large, muscular mountain lion appeared in the campground, walking slowly toward the four of them.

The officer, now off duty, jumped to his feet and told the others to do the same so they could look intimidating and scare the lion away. They gathered next to each other and raised their hand above their heads while making lots of noise. To their surprise, the lion did not run away. 

The father told his son to grab his TigerLight Series II out of the truck. He took it and sprayed the powerful pepper spray toward the mountain lion. It was about 20 feet away and the spray barely reached it. The lion stopped and shock his head a little. His head then lowered. His eyes became round and his shoulders hunched up. He was not in attack mode.

The former marine had been deployed to some of the most dangerous places in the world and had spent ten years policing the streets of Los Angeles. He said he had never felt fear like he did in that moment.

He lunged forward, toward the lion, at the same time the lion lunged toward him. This time, the spray hit the lion fully in the face, engulfing its head. The lion stopped immediately and began aggressively rubbing his face in the dirt, creating a cloud of dust. The officer and the three teenage boys retreated to the truck, piled in and left the campground.

In another state, the father arrived home in his pickup truck to a horrific scene. His wife was screaming and pointing in the direction of their 8-year-old son who was being attacked by two pit bulls. He had his bicycle between himself and the two dogs and had not yet been bitten. The dad grabbed his TigerLight Series I and raced toward his son, blasting the two dogs with the spray. They both scattered, but one had only barely been sprayed and it circled and ran back at the father. He blasted it again and it yelped and ran away.

According to FBI statistics some years ago, lethal force was only used by police in 1 out of 101 use-of-force encounters. These statistics, along with many other good reasons, make it evident that there is a huge need for an effective non-lethal response to attacks, whether human or animal.

Assuming a good gun or rifle is all you need, is a huge mistake for many reasons we’ve discussed in other articles or blog posts at tigerlight.net. Although they are the best option in some instances, those instances are rare, or about 1 out of 101.

The question is, what non-lethal technology or device should you rely on? Is it really non-lethal? Will it be in your hand, ready to fire, when you are suddenly attacked and only have a split second to respond? Or, what is physical contact has already been made before you realize you are being attacked? Maybe you have already been knocked to the ground and the attacker is on top of you. Will you be able to use your defense device? 

Will you have dropped it on the ground? Will the safety be off? Will it have changed position in your hand so you need to use both hands to reposition it before being able to use it?

If you are able to use it, will it safely incapacitate the attacker, giving you the opportunity to escape to safety? Does the device look like a weapon, making it extremely awkward to have in your hand, ready to fire, while in public places? Is it heavy and awkward?

Does the device have the ability to alert people nearby who might be able to help? Does this ability cost a lot more, or require a costly monthly subscription?

Does the technology being used in the device have a proven track record of safely incapacitating violent attackers? See the LASD Study at tigerlight.net in the FAQ.

TigerLights have proven themselves to be in a category by themselves. The award winning D.A.D.® is the best non-lethal self defense device for personal protection on the planet, at any price. Check it out at tigerlight.net.

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