Watching those idiots pose in front of their precious drug bust's are something else.
You should see the look on their faces when members of several LE agencies (local police, CHP, and Border Patrol since this was in SoCal) bring a bunch of those photos to show off at a High School "Career Day" only to discover that SWIM and a FOAF had stolen them all. And a couple of hubcaps off their marked vehicles for good measure. This was back before digital photography so it wasn't so easy to replace the photos, kind of like the plants and stacks of drugs they depicted.
I designed a pretty cool no-knock/kick-in-proof door consisting of regular looking interior and exterior finishes but is tightly filled with very thin, loose vertical strips of bamboo that fill the core without any glue or fasteners. It's designed to be relatively easy to kick through, but only gives way by letting a foot or battering ram punch all the way through it (making a hole the size of their foot or battering ram).
Getting that foot back out without severe injury would require tools and great care as all the broken strips of bamboo create splinters that act as a one-way passage that would tear up someone's lower leg and foot if they tried to pull it out. And if it was a ram then it would just poke a hole but the door would remain otherwise intact (it might even fly out of their hands from the lack of anticipated resistance and end up in your living room; hey, free battering ram!!).
Granted, all a door made out of punji sticks does is delay the inevitable (unless it was a home invasion robbery), but that can sometimes be enough to deal with/flush what they might be looking for, or to flee through your escape tunnel. Y'all have escape tunnels, right? Just don't mention that the bamboo problem was by design; how the hell were you supposed to know what would happen if your door was kicked in?
Edited by TVCasualty, 19 February 2021 - 06:55 PM.