Houdini wannabe Nino Cruz who has been mastering his lock picking skills for escapology tricks since he was a kid says the quality of his craft is being ruined by Internet websites that show any old amateur the tricks to picking locks.
Cruz says viral videos of lock picking demonstrations can be viewed by anyone, and warns that leaking the locksmith secret could have dangerous results.
Says Cruz: Nowadays, any computer geek can learn how to pick a lock and break into someones home. If they file the key just right, stick it in a lock, bump it with a wooden spoon, and rattle it, theyll be able to shake the pin tumblers and open the lock. Burglars could definitely use this trick for evil.
And Cruz isnt just worried about the unlocking of the secret, hes downright offended.
He explains, Im angry that Pandoras Box has been opened, so to speak. Ive been practicing this trick for years, and at least I do it for fun, entertaining purposes. Its a secret that belongs to only escape artists and locksmiths.
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