It's hard to believe that police chases are still a thing, but YouTube is awash in footage of people trying to outrun the cops. More than a few of these chases end in fiery crashes and, in some unfortunate instances, innocent bystanders being injured.
An Arizona-based inventor named Leonard Stock witnessed one such incident: "The conclusion of one of the chases [I saw on TV] was an innocent motorist getting t-boned and I went to sleep that night just so aggravated that this was happening," he told a local news organization. "And I woke up at 3:00 in the morning just suddenly and this was the first thought I had."
That first thought was the Grappler Police Bumper, which Stock both invented and is now selling:
It does look a darn sight safer than trying to perform that "pit" maneuver.