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(KIRO TV)   If you lock your child in a car accidentally, you can easily break the windows by hitting the lower left-hand corner with a hard object. They are designed that way. This guy didn't know that, but he did have a baseball bat   (kirotv.com) divider line 95
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2014-08-01 08:28:09 AM  
I do the best to provide to all on the Fark.com website the sagest of wisdoms and have done this for many years. I have the knowledge that many people have the appreciation of this due to the many fannings mails which have been the reception of me. Also many of the BIE and the WIE which I also have appreciation for. So I would like to provide to you some of the examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt-lhJwrfU4  (NSFW language of which might not have workplace safety)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0LK1FoxfEE (MythBusters of the same which shows to you for providing the hard object and how easily this works)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dv0UU66CbU (and another with the simple tool showing the lower left handing technique)

Really though knowledge of this can be that which is useful. What this person did was the stupidity. Yes it worked but it was the dumb thing. Perhaps even more dumb are the individuals who attempted this with the skating board:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RPAn1-XOgc (NSFW language which has the words that could cause the offense to others; also fast forward some of this)
 
2014-08-01 10:15:25 AM  
Ah, this is good to know...

Excuse me, I need to go pick up a bb gun.
 
2014-08-01 10:15:43 AM  
Only if they are a stranger in the Alps
 
2014-08-01 10:16:09 AM  
I prefer to use dynamite.
 
2014-08-01 10:17:04 AM  
Why was he carrying a bat? Sounds like it was intended as a weapon to me. Hope he was arrested.
 
2014-08-01 10:18:16 AM  
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2014-08-01 10:18:20 AM  
FTA: By Breaking News Staff

Holy crap, how often does this sort of thing come up in Dayton?
 
2014-08-01 10:18:29 AM  

abhorrent1: Why was he carrying a bat? Sounds like it was intended as a weapon to me. Hope he was arrested.


You don't want to look in my vehicle.
 
2014-08-01 10:18:42 AM  
Is that my left, or your left?
 
2014-08-01 10:19:29 AM  
I didn't know that. I've got a breaker point on my multi-tool. Now I can use it effectively. Thanks, Fark!
 
2014-08-01 10:20:18 AM  

abhorrent1: Why was he carrying a bat? Sounds like it was intended as a weapon to me. Hope he was arrested.


I live with my mom. Woefully pitiful attempt.
 
2014-08-01 10:20:31 AM  
Make the kid unlock the door. He's gotta learn sometime. Yeah, yeah, you're strapped in your car seat, whatever. We know you can bust out of that and roam around if you want to.
 
2014-08-01 10:21:13 AM  

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2014-08-01 10:21:24 AM  

WTFDYW: abhorrent1: Why was he carrying a bat? Sounds like it was intended as a weapon to me. Hope he was arrested.

I live with my mom. Woefully pitiful attempt.


Nice filter ya got there.
 
2014-08-01 10:21:47 AM  
There were a series of car break-ins. Someone was breaking the windows without making a whole lot of noise, which stumped the police. Eventually, they found out how: they were throwing little bits of ceramic (from spark plugs, I believe) through the window, which would completely spiderweb. If I hadn't seen it myself in a demonstration later, I'm not sure I would have believed it.
 
2014-08-01 10:21:51 AM  
About this "lower left" part of the window that makes it so easy to break because they are "designed this way"---since when is this common knowledge?
 
2014-08-01 10:22:04 AM  

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Alas this will often be inside the car as well.
 
2014-08-01 10:22:49 AM  

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Stupidest piece of Euro-kit EVER. When you're trapped in your car, cutting your seatbelt or busting out the window is not going to help. You're gonna be trapped by crumpled sheet metal and your own broken legs, not the seatbelt clasp (which when it fails, fails open).
 
2014-08-01 10:22:59 AM  
I'm going to start keeping a tire iron in The Jeep for just such emergencies.
 
2014-08-01 10:23:01 AM  
If the cop is on-scene and just went to his car to get the tool, don't be a tool by busting out your baseball bat. I'm glad they didn't name the wanna-be hero in tfa. What a maroon.
 
2014-08-01 10:23:48 AM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: FTA: By Breaking News Staff

Holy crap, how often does this sort of thing come up in Dayton?


Don't be hatin on Dayton.  It has a great swim club ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rba0d2oB-4w
 
2014-08-01 10:24:28 AM  

WTFDYW: abhorrent1: Why was he carrying a bat? Sounds like it was intended as a weapon to me. Hope he was arrested.

I live with my mom. Woefully pitiful attempt.


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2014-08-01 10:26:01 AM  

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Stupidest piece of Euro-kit EVER. When you're trapped in your car, cutting your seatbelt or busting out the window is not going to help. You're gonna be trapped by crumpled sheet metal and your own broken legs, not the seatbelt clasp (which when it fails, fails open).


Not when your car is simply submerged in water.  I thought that's why those were around?
 
2014-08-01 10:26:55 AM  
wait a minute... the kid was inside the car for nearly a whole 10 minutes and was 'unresponsive'... but suddenly begins crying when some stranger bashes the window with a bat...  sensationalism, much?
 
2014-08-01 10:27:16 AM  
He did it like this, he did it like that.
 
2014-08-01 10:27:55 AM  

Sofa King Smart: wait a minute... the kid was inside the car for nearly a whole 10 minutes and was 'unresponsive'... but suddenly begins crying when some stranger bashes the window with a bat...  sensationalism, much?


Danny Torrance?
 
2014-08-01 10:28:20 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: About this "lower left" part of the window that makes it so easy to break because they are "designed this way"---since when is this common knowledge?


I've known about it for at least 15 years, and I'm not a car guy. It's not as well-known as "turn in the direction of the skid," perhaps; but it's better known than this one little trick doctors don't want you to know about.
 
2014-08-01 10:28:37 AM  
Every kid goes nuts for the Goddamn Batman
 
2014-08-01 10:29:45 AM  

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Stupidest piece of Euro-kit EVER. When you're trapped in your car, cutting your seatbelt or busting out the window is not going to help. You're gonna be trapped by crumpled sheet metal and your own broken legs, not the seatbelt clasp (which when it fails, fails open).

Not when your car is simply submerged in water.  I thought that's why those were around?


That pretty much never happens. That is, car is simply submerged and you weren't knocked cold by the impact with the water. And if it does, just open the door once the pressure equalizes. Busting the window out when you're underwater means you get a solid wall of water mixed with glass shards in the face.
 
2014-08-01 10:31:31 AM  

Sofa King Smart: wait a minute... the kid was inside the car for nearly a whole 10 minutes and was 'unresponsive'... but suddenly begins crying when some stranger bashes the window with a bat...  sensationalism, much?


Read tfa again.

The kid became responsive only after they gave it some water.
 
2014-08-01 10:34:00 AM  
Protip: Breaking the (physically) smallest, yet often oddly angular, quarter panel glass in the event of an emergency ingress is counter intuitively more costly to replace afterwards.

Flat tempered side glass and even the windshield/rear vision (if you have a common long-production vehicle) is cheaper and more readily available then the one-off quarter panel for your obsolete early-model Chzech manufactured automobile : )

/Whale biologist
//er- Automotive Glass On-Spot Technician out of college
 
2014-08-01 10:34:09 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: About this "lower left" part of the window that makes it so easy to break because they are "designed this way"---since when is this common knowledge?


Really? This has been taught to our local high schoolers for a while now during driving ed demos. Another way, if you happen to have one, place a spark plug point against the window and a moderate tap will spider or shatter glass as well. Something about the pointed objects not spreading the pressure across the whole glass, but concentrates it on a single point.

//I've seen it work, never tried it myself. Drivers ed was too long ago to remember details.
 
2014-08-01 10:39:44 AM  
Gets to be a hero, saving a kid and smash some glass with a bat.  Double bonus
 
2014-08-01 10:40:19 AM  

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Probably helpfully also locked in the car.... unless you carry one in your pocket?
 
2014-08-01 10:45:33 AM  
JFC you people are all retarded. stick a jimmy in the TOP of the WINDOW FRAME and the whole thing pulls outward. Poke the lock release with a stick. presto, open door, no broken window. autoglass is plenty flexible you cro-magnons. What the fark is wrong with all of you
 
2014-08-01 10:46:29 AM  

brimed03: Sofa King Smart: wait a minute... the kid was inside the car for nearly a whole 10 minutes and was 'unresponsive'... but suddenly begins crying when some stranger bashes the window with a bat...  sensationalism, much?

Read tfa again.

The kid became responsive only after they gave it some water.


yeah, so the kid was 'unresponsive' as in unconscious from being in a car for 10 minutes?  really?  10 minutes and the kid is out cold and has to 'roused' with water?  Is there any chance the 2 month old was merely 'napping'?... they do that a lot.
 
2014-08-01 10:50:38 AM  

willfullyobscure: What the fark is wrong with all of you


We don't carry lockout kits around with us wherever we go? Because we're not all a bunch of car thieves like you?
 
2014-08-01 10:51:27 AM  

meow said the dog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt-lhJwrfU4  (NSFW language of which might not have workplace safety)


and this first video is fake... he didn't break the window with his tapping right hand, he broke it with the tool in his left hand... simple misdirection trying to freak out the noobs.

and yes a window will break with one of those little punch things or the ceramic from a spark plug... if you hit the window anywhere... the lower left stuff also appears to be nonsense.
 
2014-08-01 10:55:33 AM  

NotoriousW.O.P: There were a series of car break-ins. Someone was breaking the windows without making a whole lot of noise, which stumped the police. Eventually, they found out how: they were throwing little bits of ceramic (from spark plugs, I believe) through the window, which would completely spiderweb. If I hadn't seen it myself in a demonstration later, I'm not sure I would have believed it.


This story has been around since I was a kid. I'm pretty sure it is urban legend, but have never tested it.
 
2014-08-01 10:59:43 AM  

Wrath of Heaven: Protip: Breaking the (physically) smallest, yet often oddly angular, quarter panel glass in the event of an emergency ingress is counter intuitively more costly to replace afterwards.

Flat tempered side glass and even the windshield/rear vision (if you have a common long-production vehicle) is cheaper and more readily available then the one-off quarter panel for your obsolete early-model Chzech manufactured automobile : )

/Whale biologist
//er- Automotive Glass On-Spot Technician out of college


Someone's broke into my car through the small triangular window. It was cheap. I also had to replace the windshield on the same car a few years later. Since I still had the guys card in my glove box, I used the same guy. The little window was much cheaper, unless you're looking at the per square inch cost.
 
2014-08-01 11:06:36 AM  

big pig peaches: Wrath of Heaven: Protip: Breaking the (physically) smallest, yet often oddly angular, quarter panel glass in the event of an emergency ingress is counter intuitively more costly to replace afterwards.

Flat tempered side glass and even the windshield/rear vision (if you have a common long-production vehicle) is cheaper and more readily available then the one-off quarter panel for your obsolete early-model Chzech manufactured automobile : )

/Whale biologist
//er- Automotive Glass On-Spot Technician out of college

Someone's broke into my car through the small triangular window. It was cheap. I also had to replace the windshield on the same car a few years later. Since I still had the guys card in my glove box, I used the same guy. The little window was much cheaper, unless you're looking at the per square inch cost.


I take it back. I just checked prices on my current vehicle, and the vent mirror was almost $150 more. Maybe my old car was more standard.

Worth checking out in advance so, if you have to break a window, you know which one.
 
2014-08-01 11:06:49 AM  

pkellmey: //I've seen it work, never tried it myself. Drivers ed was too long ago to remember details.


We drove horses back in my day, son, and not your fancy-schmancy automoebeels or whathaveyou.
 
2014-08-01 11:09:06 AM  
Sounds like a job for ninja rocks!
www.ridelust.com

All you gotta do it pop the hood, unsrcew a couple of these and POW! open window.
 
2014-08-01 11:18:09 AM  

MythDragon: Sounds like a job for ninja rocks!
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All you gotta do it pop the hood, unsrcew a couple of these and POW! open window.


They're tough to unscrew without a socket wrench, and if you've got a socket wrench handy you should probably just break the window with that.
 
2014-08-01 11:19:07 AM  

big pig peaches: NotoriousW.O.P: There were a series of car break-ins. Someone was breaking the windows without making a whole lot of noise, which stumped the police. Eventually, they found out how: they were throwing little bits of ceramic (from spark plugs, I believe) through the window, which would completely spiderweb. If I hadn't seen it myself in a demonstration later, I'm not sure I would have believed it.

This story has been around since I was a kid. I'm pretty sure it is urban legend, but have never tested it.


I batting 1000 today.

Unless all the videos on YouTube are fake, looks like this actually works. I'd love to know the physics behind it.
 
2014-08-01 11:21:53 AM  

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Probably helpfully also locked in the car.... unless you carry one in your pocket?


Enjoy your stint in prison for carry burglary tools

Cops love to arrest people for carrying tools especially ones specifically designed to break into things
 
2014-08-01 11:25:35 AM  

big pig peaches: NotoriousW.O.P: There were a series of car break-ins. Someone was breaking the windows without making a whole lot of noise, which stumped the police. Eventually, they found out how: they were throwing little bits of ceramic (from spark plugs, I believe) through the window, which would completely spiderweb. If I hadn't seen it myself in a demonstration later, I'm not sure I would have believed it.

This story has been around since I was a kid. I'm pretty sure it is urban legend, but have never tested it.


not an urban legend... was also on Mythbusters... and confirmed to work.

http://lifehacker.com/shatter-a-car-window-with-a-sparkplug-in-an-em er gency-1540780900
 
2014-08-01 11:25:45 AM  

Sofa King Smart: brimed03: Sofa King Smart: wait a minute... the kid was inside the car for nearly a whole 10 minutes and was 'unresponsive'... but suddenly begins crying when some stranger bashes the window with a bat...  sensationalism, much?

Read tfa again.

The kid became responsive only after they gave it some water.

yeah, so the kid was 'unresponsive' as in unconscious from being in a car for 10 minutes?  really?  10 minutes and the kid is out cold and has to 'roused' with water?  Is there any chance the 2 month old was merely 'napping'?... they do that a lot.


Which was not your original comment.

But since your original comment helpfully points out that smashing the glass with a baseball bat would ordinarily cause an infant to start crying, and this kid didn't even wake up much less cry... yeah, I'm gonna go with "unresponsive."

Seriously dude, why are you trying so hard to be right about this? Your Certified Cynic card is safe regardless.
 
2014-08-01 11:26:37 AM  

big pig peaches: Wrath of Heaven: Protip: Breaking the (physically) smallest, yet often oddly angular, quarter panel glass in the event of an emergency ingress is counter intuitively more costly to replace afterwards.

Flat tempered side glass and even the windshield/rear vision (if you have a common long-production vehicle) is cheaper and more readily available then the one-off quarter panel for your obsolete early-model Chzech manufactured automobile : )

/Whale biologist
//er- Automotive Glass On-Spot Technician out of college

Someone's broke into my car through the small triangular window. It was cheap. I also had to replace the windshield on the same car a few years later. Since I still had the guys card in my glove box, I used the same guy. The little window was much cheaper, unless you're looking at the per square inch cost.


What kind of car do you drive?

We often had a lot of grief and frustration inappropriately taken out on myself and my fellow techs because quarter panels ended up being way expensive due to their one-off fitments with many angular cuts...
 
2014-08-01 11:31:52 AM  

FullMetalPanda: BoothbyTCD: Pick13: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

Works all the time
$5.75 on Amazon for a 2 pack

Probably helpfully also locked in the car.... unless you carry one in your pocket?

Enjoy your stint in prison for carry burglary tools

Cops love to arrest people for carrying tools especially ones specifically designed to break into things

 
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