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First, if placed in handcuffs by a member of law enforcement, accept it. Period. Trying to get out of cuffs in that scenario never goes well. And, actually escaping makes things go even worse. Worser! Worser should be a word and it would be used here.
However, this blog is geared toward helping writers and we writers, oh, we love escaping stuff. We love “worser,” in all its forms. So, this post is for your character who finds theirself (yes, I use theirself as a gender neutral singular possessive) in cuffs.
Ok, last week we discussed how dislocating the thumb to escape handcuffs is not a “thing.” In fact, manipulating your body in any manner won’t help you. It might allow you to bring your hands to the front of you which will make the actual escape method easier. But, that presumes that your arms can loop under your rump. However, that alone doesn’t free you.
Option one: Break the chain between the cuffs like this guy!
What I think he is doing is twisting the chain with enough torque to snap the hinge.
Option two: Pick the lock. Handcuffs work on a ratcheting system like so:
Until the next round at FightWrite.net, get blood on your pages!