He Tries To Steal This Man’s Briefcase, But Watch What Happens Next!
Now this is like something out of Man From U.N.C.L.E. or James Bond! The following clip from the 1961 British Pathé reel “Beat The Bandit,” features a briefcase with some serious anti-theft features. In the demonstration below, one man is seen carrying a briefcases. When another man attempts to steal the briefcase, the anti-theft features kick in, including: three telescopic poles that pop out of the case on all sides (making it impossible to manage), a handle that crushes the thief's hand against the briefcase (so the thief cannot drop it), and an obnoxiously loud alarm that goes off all the while. I wonder why this never caught on?