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Spraytect is a new invention that puts pepper spray into a smartphone case so that you can talk, text, Tweet, and defend yourself from attackers all at once. A Concerned Dad invented the device when his daughter went to college and didn't want to carry pepper spray in her purse, and this lady who is a former Miss Arizona USA demonstrates how to use it.
What's the over/under on a lawsuit when somebody inevitably sprays pepper spray in their own eyes by accident?