Tradecraft: How to easily open deadbolts and handcuffs (VIDEOS)

(TFC) – You never know when an emergency will happen. Sometimes an emergency requires you to open something that typically needs to remain locked. Here’s how to do it easily and quickly.

The method depicted below is called “raking”. Most standard lockpick sets will have the “Bogota Rake” being used in the video. Raking is much easier than “picking” a lock. The techniques are very different but accomplish the same thing.

Remember if you do this while in police custody, you’re greatly increasing your chances of being shot. In most states, simply opening the cuffs while in custody will increase your sentence length. This is shown for emergency purposes in case of kidnapping.