Self-defense claws made to collect DNA data from attacker

MEMPHIS, TN (WCMH) — A new weapon being marketed to women is designed to collect DNA data from an attacker.

The Tiger Lady, $29, is designed for close quarters and when the user squeezes it, sharp claws pop out.

“At least this way, you’re going to get some DNA for the police to go by,” sexual assault survivor Stephanie Herrada tells WMC.

But experts warn it won’t incapacitate an attacker. “If it doesn’t stop the attacker, the attacker could actually take this weapon and use it against them,” said Robby Beard with USA Karate.

Herrada says she thinks the Tiger Lady could help some women, who aren’t allowed to be armed, but for her, she’s going to stick to her guns. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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