How to protect your property when it’s stolen from you
A lock-picking hobbyist in Georgia has posted video on YouTube showing him opening a locked door to find a lock jammed in the lock.
The video shows an unidentified man pulling the door open and then letting the lock slide out with a series of loud pops.
He then takes the lock from the lock-picker’s hand and uses it to secure the door.
“I’ve been in locks since I was in sixth grade, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” the man says in the video.
“It just shows you the difference between people with good intentions and people who are just looking for a thrill.”
The video has garnered more than 1.5 million views and more than 5,300 comments on the YouTube channel Lockpicking101.
A locksmith in Arlington, Virginia, has taken the lockpicking hobby a step further and posted videos of himself using a pair of keys to open locked doors.
He has posted a video on his Facebook page where he opens two doors and lets them slide out using a key.
A YouTube user in Florida posted a similar video of a man opening a door with a pair and let the locks slide out.
“You gotta use your judgement, you gotta have a plan,” he said.
“You gotta be willing to take a risk.”