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I Just Opened My Kryptonite Evolution 2000 Lock With A Ballpoint Pen!!!

I didn’t believe this, but it’s true. I just opened my Kryptonite 2000 lock with a ballpoint pen using these instructions.I guess it’s back to the cable combination lock for me. Here’s something from a lockpicking forum Boston Globe wrote…

  • September 15, 2004

I didn’t believe this, but it’s true. I just opened my Kryptonite 2000 lock with a ballpoint pen using these instructions.

I guess it’s back to the cable combination lock for me.



Here’s something from a lockpicking forum



Boston Globe wrote an article about it today


Added on Friday
The New York Times picked it up.

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