June 28, 2021 1 min read

However, effectiveness goes beyond stop rate and there are things even more important than stop rate. Nevertheless, if you were to look at the many department evaluations of TigerLights, you would see an interesting and frequently cited observation by the officers using it. One of the questions always asked is, “How did the subject respond when sprayed with the TigerLight?”

The response was often, “Dropped as if head shot!” or something similar.

We found it to be strange that the person would literally drop to the ground after being sprayed, but learned that both the psychological and physiological impact was so “devastating” because of the stealth nature of delivery, that dropping to the ground was the result of both increased physical incapacitation resulting from greatly enhanced respiratory distress as well as the psychological shock. The overwhelming impact results in a subconscious or even conscious act of total submission, as if to say, “I quit. No more!”

This seems to be the only logical answer given that being sprayed with pepper spray does not physically knock someone off their feet. Even the most recent event involving the use of the small D.A.D.® 2 in an attack in Naples, Italy, produced the same result. The violent attacker was reported to have immediately fallen to the ground when sprayed. See video account at tigerlight.net as well as LASD Study of TigerLight effectiveness in the FAQ.

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