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The “Yerka,” a prototype designed by three young Chilean engineering students, is a bike that can be locked using its own lower frame.

It opens up into two arms that are then connected to the seat post around a rack, tree or lamp post.

The genius comes when a thief discovers that the bike will have to be destroyed in order to to get it unlocked, thus “leaving it valueless”.

(WATCH the video below – READ the full AP story from the Detroit Free Press)

Story tip Mike McGinley

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