A few days ago, my best friend from the Middle-East, Hasan arrived in KL to visit me again (and to attend Alina's wedding).
The minute I brought him into my quiet KL apartment, he said
"Tim.... I'm going to need some kind of hammer or something... I lost my key for the padlock to my bag and I need to get it open".I gave him a short lecture about how he shouldn't be so careless and bla bla bla but after that went on to say
"Dude.. you don't need a hammer... come let me teach you".
Okay first... take a look at the zipper. The padlock is holding two zippers together right?
Now all you need is not a hammer or anything... but a PEN.
So grab yourself a pen, and with its pointy edge, try to poke a hole in between the teeth of the zipper.
It will go straight through.
Then once your pen is halfway in the bag through the zipper, drag it along the outlines of the zipper to open the rest of the bag.The whole bag will open up.
That's all you need to open your bag.
Must kinda make you wonder why people even bother buying those padlocks on luggage bags huh.
Now what if you want to close it?
Simple, just pull on the padlock around the bag and close it up again.
Your bag will look as if it was NEVER opened.
So whenever you check in baggage at the airport, don't think bad people can't open your bag.
They can not only open your bag, but open it, take whatever they want and close it back just as if it were never opened before.
After our whole exercise Hasan said
"You damn thief! You're gonna teach your readers how to steal too aren't you?"
PS: This really works. It's not a trick. Try it yourself if you don't believe me, it's THAT easy.