In a recent episode of Better Call Saul, Mike Ehrmentraut, played by Jonathan Banks, who we all know and love as the fixer from Breaking Bad, opens a locked police car with a bit of twine. Is this a real way to open a car, or just a made up movie scene?
As it turns out, the internet is full of videos of people doing the same thing. The trick is to create a slipknot in a length of string about 3 feet long. Then, slip the string into the top corner of the front door trim where it meets the B-Pillar. In some models, the string can be worked down the seal of the car door, and the slipknot can be placed over the door’s lock-pull. Not all cars have lock-pulls these days, but there are other tricks for those types of cars.
If you have not seen the scene, we are not going to be the spoiler. Mike needs access to a locked police cruiser for something sinister. Suffice it to say that this is the scene where we learn what makes Mike tick. The scene that ties it all together, if you will pardon the pun.
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