Video: Siphon off electricity from local power lines with the Remote Auxiliary Power System

The Remote Auxiliary Power System makes finding free electricity a snap. It was designed by the U.S. Air Force at the behest of military personnel. What you do is throw the device on top of a standard power cable (you know, those big cables that crisscross the land), then a tiny blade cuts into the cable. The medal blade completes the circuit, diverting a handy flow of electrons down the RAPS cable and into your, I don’t know, GPS device. Well, after converted from DC to AC.

The uses are obvious for soldiers and the like, and you would be well advised to leave it to them. What you don’t want to see is a bunch of high school kids flinging homemade RAPS on top of power lines by the mall.

That’s a one-way ticket do Deadsville.