CHESAPEAKE -Thousands of women carry pepper spray. They think it will protect them if they feel threatened, but experts say it can't if it's not used correctly.

Mistakes range from from how they carry it, to how they hold it, to which finger to put on the trigger and even what they do after unleashing the spray on an attacker.

Tonight on 13NewsNow at 11:00 p.m., learn to use pepper spray like a pro. We get step-by-step tips from an instructor at the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office Training Academy and learn why they can make the difference between getting away and getting hurt..

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