Helpful Russian Vlogger Shares How To Escape Zip-Tie Handcuffs
Cailyn Finkel 12/3/2018
Even though we all hope that we'll never find ourselves in a scary situation with our hands zip-tied together, we need to prepare for the worst. If you're caught and someone is trying to harm you, the last thing you want to think about is how to escape their clutches - fortunately, the helpful YouTube star "Crazy Russian Hacker" is here with a solution that could possibly save your life!
The best thing about this life-saving hack is that you don't need a hidden weapon or something sharp to break loose. You just need the pair of sneakers on your feet...
That's right! Look down. See those fresh kicks? You can use your shoes to bust free from a pair of zip-tie handcuffs with this easy trick! You just need a little balance and your handy-dandy shoelaces.
Are you blown away yet? Well, if you are, it's time to dive right into this helpful hack.
Now, the very first thing you'll need to do is wait for your captor (the evil person who zip-tied you) is well out of earshot. You may grunt a little bit with the amount of effort you'll need to expend.
Once they're gone, carefully untie your shoelaces. You'll place the first untied lace along the shoe. Then, being careful once again, back your hands and the zip-tie up to the lace lying on the shoe. Now maneuver it through the gap in the zip-ties up by your wrists. It will take a little bit of focus, but doing so can be the difference between life and death.
After everything is in place, weave your shoestring through the gap until its long enough to grasp it with your fingers. Now grab the other shoestring.
You'll need to tie the shoestrings together very tightly with your fingers. Try your best not to drop the laces (if possible - you'll likely be stressed and things happen). Finally, use your feet to rub the laces back and forth against the plastic zip-tie.
If everything goes right, the friction will burn through the tie and you'll be free! Whoever thought of this first is a genius!
Even though there are plenty of reasons why this hack may not work - maybe you're captured in flip flops - but it's always good to have this little nugget of information stored away.
We can only hope you'll never need to know how to break from the clutches of zip-tie handcuffs. But just in case, it could make a big difference if you're ever put in that type of scary spot! If all else fails, you could show it off as an awesome party trick!