I Have Picked Locks

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    As A Misguided Teen, Now For Work And Every Now And Then For Fun

    All kinds of locks in all kids of places. Around the world and back again. Have also been stumped and been forced to resort to less non-destructive entry methods.
    ThreeThumbs ThreeThumbs
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2012

    Locks For Fun

    I remember as a child losing keys to my money box and my dad somehow managed to pick the lock. In my adult years I saw lockpicks online for sale and it reminded me of how my farther would get in to my money box. One day I finally was tempted to buy a set of lock picks and I sat...
    sarahbethuk sarahbethuk
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2012

    I'm Not a Crook!

    At first I thought it would just be fun to learn, but later it turned out to be quite a useful skill to have. Master locks are difficult, but a regular lock is pretty simple. You just need two paper clips or bobby pins, one to hold the mechanism open, and the other to spring...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2009

    Guilty As Charged!

    I'm good at it, but never do it
    Mammy Mammy
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2008

    Sneaky ;)

    i've picked several suitcase locks with paperclips (only upon request!) and i've 'picked' plenty of interior doors using dimes. the most recent occasion being last sunday morning, when my husband decided he would lock the door to our only bathroom while he was taking a shower...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2008
    MarcyMay MarcyMay
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2016

    Lockpicking is a skill

    that is better to have and not need, than need and not have :P I find it relaxing actually. I buy deadbolt locks and pick them for fun, and change out the tumblers after a couple of successes. Us lockpickers at least see the value in home security that can't be cracked in ten...
    EnigmaticDogma EnigmaticDogma
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2015

    Oh Yes

    And all of a sudden I feel like a common criminal. But happy to admit I have on several occasions picked a lock. Y'all never find out where I live anyway. I would also like to point out that I've never picked a lock for a bank or something like that. Oh no. Plus, picking locks is...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 25, 2008
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