About 8 years ago I was in a book store over in Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach. Someone sprayed pepper-spray outside the store at someone that was harrassing her. It didn't take long before everyone in the store was coughing like crazy. Suffice to say we bailed out of there as quickly as possible. If we were coughing away and it was sprayed over 50 feet away, I can only imagine what it would be like to take some spray in the face. Must be really bad.