Postal Employee Uses Pepper Spray In Attack

Last week a postal employee was getting out of his mail truck at about 9:55 in the morning when he was approached by a man brandishing a knife. The man was hoping to get money from the carrier but the postal employee sprayed the robber with pepper spay, jumped back into his truck and pulled away.

But the story didn’t say was that all postal employees when out on their routes carry pepper spray mostly as a first line defense against dog attacks.


Pepper Spray uses a derivative of one of the hottest peppers in the world the cayenne pepper. The resin from that pepper is called oleoresin capsicum or OC as it is called. When OC makes contact with the skin it causes an intense burning sensation, excessive tearing of the eyes, coughing, choking and it is so bad that it makes breathing difficult.

Pepper sprays are one of the oldest and most widely used self defense products in the world. Pepper sprays, for example, are an absolute must when going into the back country for hikers, campers, fishermen and hunters. It has been proven time and again to be more effective than a firearm in defense against bears.

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