A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned
about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were
counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using
pepper spray, and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray
The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot
more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to
you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker
until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk
in the office, and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of
pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.
Thought this was interesting and might be of use.
Keep it in your car and by the front door.
Says right on the can not to get it in your eyes.