WATCH: Veterinarian Booby-Traps Truck w/ Flashbang to Deter Thieves

By Roxroy Ballers

I had a friend in New York City who had problems with his vehicles getting stolen. Eventually, he simply gave up and left his car unlocked. He also completely removed the battery and used a portable jump-starter to start his car knowing that thieves tried and failed to steal it all day long while he worked.

A New Orleans Veterinarian is facing a similar dilemma, though his tactic to deter thieves is a little more aggressive. And nope, it’s not a gun…

As 4WWL News reported, Brenden Batt of Metairie uses a flashbang rigged inside his truck to effectively deter criminals.

Recently, he caught one perp on camera who was shocked, to say the least, about the “present” waiting for him.

A flashbang is a small charge of gunpowder used without a projectile. Often deployed by law enforcement, it is designed to surprise and disorient criminals.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) acknowledge the victim’s frustration about the repeated break-ins, Batt has replaced the window on his truck at least seven times, but the department advised against explosive booby traps.

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“While we understand the frustrations our citizens have with crime, rigging an explosive device to detonate inside a vehicle is illegal and a bad idea,” the department said in a statement.

“Not only is there a risk of injury to yourself and others, there could be serious legal ramifications for everyone involved,” NOPD continued.

While dangerous to potential thieves (and possibly yourself) I have to respect the ingenuity and pure gumption of a guy willing to go to such lengths to protect his property.

However, you have to wonder if the flashbang possibly caused more financial damage to the inside of his car than the broken window and the possible loss of some Ray-Bans.

Batt says he’s tested the system repeatedly to ensure it’s non-lethal.

“Every single night, yeah. I set it up religiously,” he explained. “Because I don’t want to walk out to a broken window and not have it detonate.”

“The way I’m setting it up, nobody’s going to get like really badly hurt. And that’s important to me because I don’t think blowing someone up fits the crime of someone breaking into my window,” he added.

Authorities have decided not to charge Brett with any crimes.

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{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Shanz April 17, 2022, 3:11 pm

    So sick of hearing about lawlessness. Fuck all these blue state shitholes.

  • DON ROBINSON April 15, 2022, 6:42 pm


  • Lance April 15, 2022, 5:46 pm

    Illegal? Why? Let’s hear the bullshit!

  • Billy M April 15, 2022, 2:00 pm

    It is ashamed that police and the law are more worried about the welfare of criminals in the process of committing crimes than stopping the lawlessness. A bad guy injured or killed in the process of committing a crime has no one to blame but himself! This BS needs to stop. Since the police cannot be everywhere and the courts are not keeping these people off the street, something needs to be done to deter these criminals. The government evidently can’t.

  • JOHN L SCHARF April 15, 2022, 1:55 pm

    Unfortunately, it was not a trap. The “booby”/felon escaped.

  • Jim April 15, 2022, 12:05 pm

    He could have used 20lbs of DuPont’s finest.

    • Paul April 15, 2022, 2:15 pm

      Can’t say what I’m really thinking.

  • VinnieA April 15, 2022, 10:54 am

    Nerve Gas would be a good option. Has anyone noticed that we are becoming a Lawless Nation? Criminals go unchecked and not prosecuted for the crimes they commit! The Enemies Within Our Country want to defund the police and let criminals Walk into stores and take what they want with No one to stop them.

    This Insanity must stop….Lock and Load!

  • Bob W April 15, 2022, 9:54 am

    I know it’s against the law and Brenden might have ended up in Jail but it would have been nice if that prick ended up with some 00 Buckshot in his face after he jumped into the truck.

  • Tommygun851 April 15, 2022, 9:50 am

    If that happened where I live in CT, he WOULD have been arrested! They like to think of the criminals rights than the victims rights! How FU is that? Years ago, my neighbor called me and asked me to check on their house because their alarm went off. I threw my pistol in my pocket and went over. BTW, I have my pistol permit. I started to walk around their property and the cops showed up. The officer told me that if I ended up getting into an altercation with the perp that I was going to be arrested along with them! Because I went out of my way to “confront” him, that I would have been considered an aggressor!? WTF! We need a stand your ground law here but there’s no way CT is going to pass that! Time to move to another state!

    • K. R. V. April 16, 2022, 8:32 am

      Yea I hear you brother! After spending all but three years while in The U.S.Army, I was born in Rhode Island and raised in nearby Seekonk, MA. Then after marriage lived in Attleboro, then Vineyard Haven, MA, till we both retired and moved to Florida. Where within 2 months had taken the Polk County Sheriffs Dept. Handgun Safety Course, with my wife, I wasn’t required because I’m a Veteran, but in support of my wife and knowing enough about life you can always learn more, I attended also. Very glad I did, because we were privileged to meet Sheriff Grady Judd, you need to Google him and search for him on YouTube, he’s an amazing guy and great American! I now after the first 62 years of my life feel like I live in the real America!! We both received our Concealed Carry License within 1mo after the class and submitting the paperwork. We both now carry everywhere we go, with at least 500 rounds in the house safe at all times! In .380, 9mm and S&W .40 cal. For her Ruger LCP .380 and Glock Md 42 Gen4 9mm, plus my Kimber Micro 9 Two Tone 9mm and Glock Md 23 Gen 4 S&W .40 cal. While carrying they are all loaded with Hornady Critical Defense ammo. But we use Remington white box FMJ at the range every two weeks. The difference between the politics in MA and Florida, are incredible! With lower taxes an insurance the cost of living is lower down here! I am anticipating Nov 2024! So We The People can toss that feeble minded lifetime politician out of OUR WHITE HOUSE!

    • Donald April 16, 2022, 4:47 pm

      I escaped from Connecticut in 2012. Moved to North Carolina. Ah the sweet sound of gunfire when my farming neighbors are having target practice, day and well into the evening. Its like the 4th of July.
      Don’t miss Connecticut except for the pizza. No one in NC knows how to make pizza. Other than that it’s paradise.

  • Chief April 15, 2022, 8:58 am

    Funny, but honestly, I’d rather just see the guy terminated. There are too many of these wastes of human flesh running around wreaking havoc.

  • Michael Martinez April 15, 2022, 8:08 am

    As a vet, I’m surprised he didn’t leave some sort of skunk-like liquid bursting out at the window, instead of the flashbang. I think it would be just as bad a deterrent, and it would REALLY tick off the guy’s pals when he got back into the getaway vehicle….

    • LJ April 15, 2022, 9:57 am

      Skunk-scent would be a good deterrent, especially to whomever had to drive it again! I accidentally spilled a bottle of this stinky stuff in my car once and could still smell it a couple of years later, especially on a hot summer day when the car had been closed up. I was never able to neutralize that smell!

      Short of rigging up something that would have blown his hands off and gave us a really satisfyingly funny video, like maybe a real flash-bang grenade, hopefully that primer going off in such a confined area left him with permanent hearing damage and he learned a lesson.

  • Dr Motown April 15, 2022, 7:31 am

    A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do👍

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