Man behind the homemade ‘shark cage’ explains his invention

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RICHMOND, Va. - In response to recent shark attacks along North Carolina, a couple went into the ocean with what they call "protection."

Shark Cage

Credit: Scott Bergman

Scott Bergman and a group of his friends were discussing all the shark attacks taking place along the Outer Banks. They thought to themselves, what would a smart business person come up with for personal protection?

“Here’s the thing, it’ll keep me safer from sharks than it would keep you safe from sharks being outside of it. That’s the way we look at it,” a laughing Bergman told WTVR.

Bergman has a lot of people fooled from the Outer Banks and on social media.  A picture of him and his wife walking into the ocean holding cages over their heads went viral Tuesday morning and people can’t believe that it’s real - and they're right.  It is not real.

“We went down there to film our spoof video, but it was the other people filming us that really caught the attention and really took off,” Begrman said.

Scott Bergman and his invention.

Scott Bergman and his invention.

Bergman and wife took the "Block Jaw, P-S-C  One," an acronym for personal cage one made of PVC pipes and steel bolts, to make a funny video on a way people could protect themselves from the sharks that have been reported on North Carolina’s coast.

Bergman wants to stress that he isn’t making light of shark attacks, he just looking for a collective laugh.  He plans to release the spoof video soon.

If he did actually sell a Block Jaw P-S-C One, he said it would go for $499.99.