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Can Plastic Pen Defeat Kryptonite Bike Lock?

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Can Plastic Pen Defeat Kryptonite Bike Lock?

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Can Plastic Pen Defeat Kryptonite Bike Lock?

Can Plastic Pen Defeat Kryptonite Bike Lock?

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This week, New York City graphic designer Benjamin Running posted on his blog a video demonstrating how a simple plastic pen can be used to pick a Kryptonite lock — an expensive, U-shaped lock with a round cylinder key mechanism. The posting has drawn more than a quarter-million hits. He speaks with NPR's Michele Norris.