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Lock Picking

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by chirpychippy, 18 Jan 2020.

  1. Bristol Bristles

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    Id love to learn this, I had no idea it was a hobby theme.
     
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  3. mattylad

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    Look for the lockpickinglawyer on youtube, you will pick up a lot from him - he can pick a lock in seconds.
     
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  4. Bristol Bristles

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    Will do Thanks
     
  5. 600rob

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    some good info here.

    Think they used to have a forum but it seems to have gone these days
     
  6. Captain Nemesis

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    Or when your car has been clamped.
     
  7. HERTS P&D

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    I have a battery angle grinder for that. (y)

    Andy
     
  8. Captain Nemesis

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    But using that is criminal damage, and the clamp owner can come after you for compensation. If you unlock it without damaging it and then relock it around a lamppost or something so that it can't be nicked there is not a thing they can do. I did read once that there are locksmiths who are well aware of all that and are happy to come out and release you and charge you less than the clampers would.
     
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    What about cutting it off and taking it with you?

    Andy
     
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  11. Captain Nemesis

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    Theft I would guess.
     
  12. HERTS P&D

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    How would they prove it?

    I have one that I cut off at home, had it a few years, no come back what so ever. Anyway, isn't clamping illegal now?

    Andy
     
  13. Captain Nemesis

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    Hmm.

    I suppose they couldnt. I was assuming that theyd have a record of your reg number and could therefore get your address but then theyd need to get the police interested in investigating?

    Is clamping illegal?
     
  14. lostinthelight

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    "have one that I cut off at home, had it a few years, no come back what so ever. Anyway, isn't clamping illegal now?"
    You'll have flog it for potential escapes to hone their lock picking skills:ROFLMAO:
     
  15. HERTS P&D

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    Local authority, the police or the DVLA are the only ones allowed to clamp

    It is a criminal offence to clamp/block/tow away a vehicle on private land without lawful authority. Lawful authority to immobilise or move a vehicle is restricted to a number of organisation such as the police, DVLA and local authorities. ... Therefore, clamping your own car to prevent theft would not be an offence.


    https://www.askthe.police.uk/conten...clamping your own car,would not be an offence.

    Andy
     
  16. JBR

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    I think I prefer the Homer Simpson method:
     
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    Doesn't mention them but also Bailiffs can clamp or remove
     
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