This week's collaboration with What is it? blog brings us this mysterious object about 9 1/2" long. Obviously, you can see a keyhole on the left-hand side. What is this strange object?
[You're playing for bragging rights today - prize with next week's game.]
Update 2/25/07: Here's the answer:
Locks onto an old wheel and spoke to prevent the theft a of car, the side reads "Stop thief car lock".