I told her, yes of course, the bad guys can get this and use it to do bad things. The following story is one such example.
The homeowners, a man and woman in their 50s, were in bed sleeping when they were awakened and confronted by two men. One of the men was armed with a handgun and the other with pepper spray, said King County sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West. Both robbers had their faces concealed. One robber sprayed the husband in the face with pepper spray and then rifled through drawers in the bedroom as the other suspect held the couple at gunpoint. Read More: Victim Pepper-Sprayed in Redmond Home Invasion
Like anything, the bad guys will always find a way to get what they need to do bad things. Unfortunately for these homeowners, they chose pepper spray. But on the flip side, fortunately for these homeowners, pepper spray is non-lethal. They may have lost their possessions, but at least the criminals did not use their guns, and the homeowners did not lose their lives.