Re: Another Video Prison Attack.
Pepper spray takes 10 to 15 seconds to BEGIN TO WORK., while it will make the eyes water and burn, if the attacker is contact with you, or you don't move off line. they are still likely to press whatever advantage they had.
It takes time for the carrier (which is water) to evaporate and leave the crystals on the skin. It also takes time for the body to register pain, evaluate it and react to it. Pepper spray's real effectiveness comes about when the crystals are inhaled, causing the airway to secrete copius amounts of mucus, making breathing difficult.
Situations like the one depicted on the tape are how fights happen. If you are training for defense, and don't practice for exactly this type of encounter, you do yourself a disservice.
Remember: Plus One, Plus Weapon!