Anti-Theft Device

Let’s face it, some people just don’t want to shell out the money for a decent anti-theft device to protect their vehicle, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. We’ve rounded up seven of the weirdest DIY anti-theft car devices for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.

7. Giant Pot

Unless the pot is made of a metal that is not of this Earth, it should be quite easy for a potential car thief to just remove and leave on the sidewalk. Or, that could be just one massive steering wheel that’s shaped like a giant steel pot.

6. Padlock

Ah, the trusty padlock, an anti-theft device that’s great for lockers, backpacks, but most certainly not for protecting a car. Especially one that has a passenger door with a missing keyhole. Fortunately, the rust is starting to eat away at the car and will continue to do so until its owner purchases a new vehicle to replace it.

5. Bike Lock

Using a bike lock to protect a coupe may seem like a good idea at first, but what’s stopping car thieves from just bypassing the two front doors altogether? Simply opening the rear doors would enable them to get into the driver’s seat, which means they could potentially just drive off with the lock still intact.

4. Chaining Car Parts Together

Let’s see, what’s wrong with chaining one of your wheels to a tow hook on the rear bumper? Well, for starters, just starting the car and going wide open throttle should be enough force to rip the chain apart. Or, just pick the lock and the wheel will be home free.

3. The Monstrosity

At first glance, this anti-theft device may look like a monstrosity, and on second glance, it still does. We’re not sure what exactly the steel pipes are protecting exactly, but it does look like a pain to remove, since it’s chained to both front and rear wheels.

2. Backyard Gate Lock

If your first priority is to not protect your car, this backyard gate lock should do the trick. Burglars simply have to lift up the handle, and everything else is ripe for the picking. For added protection, you could always weld the lock shut, so that way, even you won’t be able to get in.

1. Boa Constrictor

Who needs locks, or even doors for that matter, when you’ve got a live boa constrictor slithering around your car? Even the hardest of criminals would think twice before attempting to steal your car, that is unless, they’re armed to the teeth and are carrying a shotgun.


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