German Drug Store Stocks Pepper Spray Due To Soaring Demand

BREMEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25:  Cans of pepper spray stand on display in the shop window of a hunting and weapons store on February 25, 2016 in Bremen, Germany. Retailers across Germany have reported a surge in sales of self-defense means, including alarm pistols and pepper spray, since the New Year's Eve sex attacks and petty thefts at the Cologne main railway staiton.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
One of Germany’s largest drug stores is now carrying pepper spray after the company claimed there had been a large demand from the public for the product. German pharmacy DW is one of the largest in the country and their shops can be found in every German city. The drug store carries over the counter drugs, basic beauty supplies and toiletries, but now it has been revealed that they are stocking a new line — pepper spray. Next to the toothpaste and deodorant the pepper spray is advertised as “animal repellent” and while other drug stores are complaining, the German police are warning against the public use of the product reports Tagesspeigel. According to the paper the pepper spray has been available online for months and has been in physical locations since the end of June. The cans of the substance, which is often used by police and by civilians for self-defence costs just over 5 euros for a can. CEO of DW Sebastian Bayer told German press that the product had been requested by many customers and that was the reason it appeared on the shelves. “There was an increase in requests from customers who wanted to purchase the spray at

German Drug Store Stocks Pepper Spray Due To Soaring Demand

BREMEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25:  Cans of pepper spray stand on display in the shop window of a hunting and weapons store on February 25, 2016 in Bremen, Germany. Retailers across Germany have reported a surge in sales of self-defense means, including alarm pistols and pepper spray, since the New Year's Eve sex attacks and petty thefts at the Cologne main railway staiton.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
One of Germany’s largest drug stores is now carrying pepper spray after the company claimed there had been a large demand from the public for the product. German pharmacy DW is one of the largest in the country and their shops can be found in every German city. The drug store carries over the counter drugs, basic beauty supplies and toiletries, but now it has been revealed that they are stocking a new line — pepper spray. Next to the toothpaste and deodorant the pepper spray is advertised as “animal repellent” and while other drug stores are complaining, the German police are warning against the public use of the product reports Tagesspeigel. According to the paper the pepper spray has been available online for months and has been in physical locations since the end of June. The cans of the substance, which is often used by police and by civilians for self-defence costs just over 5 euros for a can. CEO of DW Sebastian Bayer told German press that the product had been requested by many customers and that was the reason it appeared on the shelves. “There was an increase in requests from customers who wanted to purchase the spray at