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Lest you worry that all successful crowdfunding campaigns result in treacly Zach Braff films, take note: Indiegogo just incubated a promising innovation in the field of personal safety tech.

The Defender is a smartphone-linked pepper spray device that snaps a photo of your attacker when triggered, then uploads that image with GPS data to a “24/7 monitoring service” that deploys emergency personnel. A great way to jump-start the prosecution of scumbags!

The gadget has already pulled more than the $100,000 it needs to become a reality, though you still have time to throw the creators $159 for one of your own and “early adopter” status—as long as you’re on iOS or Android. Everyone else will be stuck with analog weaponry for a while.

H/T PetaPixel | Photo via The Defender/Vimeo

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'