Grappler Police Bumper Stops Fleeing Vehicles with a Net

High-speed car chases are dumb, dangerous, and they might finally come to a quick end thanks to a new invention called the Grappler Police Bumper. Its maker, Stock Enterprises, touts it as the new standard in de-escalation of high-speed pursuits.

The unique contraption is deployed by the push of a button from the pursuing police vehicle. A “Y” shaped net slides out from the bumper of the police vehicle and is maneuvered under the rear tire of the fleeing car or truck and—voila!—the net captures the rear wheel and axle of the suspect’s vehicle.