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Invention gives extra security during stops

By Daniel Malloy
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PITTSBURGH — There was one time back in his patrol days, Arnold Police Chief Joe Doutt admits, when he really could have used what Ronald Balla is now marketing.

Chief Doutt was out on a midnight shift with the department's new canine officer and was a bit too easygoing when he came across "a rather large gentleman," as the chief described him, for whom he had an arrest warrant. While Chief Doutt was patting him down for weapons, the man elbowed the chief into traffic and took off down the street.

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