Ever wondered how magicians or the Jason Bourne types can escape from handcuffs at will?
As you will soon find out, escaping from handcuffs is a lot easier than you think. All it takes is 20 minutes to learn the specific technique and a little practice. Read the article and follow the directions in the video below.
Note: We are not going to cop out by telling you to hide a key in your pants or behind your ear. The chances are that when you actually need this technique to escape from handcuffs, you won’t have a key anywhere near.
What you will need:
- 1 set of police grade handcuffs
- Package of bobby pins
- This article
7 Steps to Pick a Handcuff Lock:
1- Get a regular bobby pin. On one end you’ll notice there is a plastic tip. Pull away the plastic, this is the end you will be using. (If you are unable to pull away the plastic covering, simply bite it off)
2- Put the tip in the bottom part of the lock and bend it down. This will create an “L” shape on the end of the pin.
3- Take it out the bobby pin, turn it around, and bend it the other way. The pin will resemble a “Z” (This will create the leverage for prying open the jaw)
4- Place the bobby pin in the keyhole. You want the tip to be turned towards the main part of the lock pointing at the direction of 10 o’clock.
5- Take the bobby pin and bend it down. This will release the latch that will open the jaw of the handcuff.
6- If you have a double lock set of handcuffs, first place the bobby pin in the keyhole on the opposite side to release the double lock. Then simply follow step 5 to open the jaw of the lock.
7- With enough practice, you will be able to escape from a pair of handcuffs in under 5 seconds.
Still unclear? Watch this great how to video: