There are times where a vehicle pursuit has been ended by the vehicle becoming immobile; either from the driver losing control of the vehicle and hitting something, being immobilized by the pursuing officer’s vehicles or from the tires being deflated from spike strips.
However, just because the pursuit has ended does not always mean the suspect is ready to surrender and exit the vehicle. If this is the case, then the officers have no other choice but to come upon the vehicle and break out the windows with their collapsible batons (A.S.P). This creates a dangerous situation for the officers as they are leaving protective cover from their vehicles to effect the arrest. They are now exposing themselves to unknown risk from a weapon inside the vehicle.
By utilizing the X-Ball™ extraction device, the responding officers can slow down the situation and throw the device through the side or rear glass, utilizing cover from their patrol vehicle to gain better intelligence as to the situation they are facing, as well as create a diversion because of the X-Ball™ shattering the windows.