It does work. I’ve done it. But your seal is never the same and it will whistle afterwards
Why not do this on the passenger side door that you use less.
Got robbed this way here in Argentina while I was driving a rental Corsa Classic. Absolute garbage car and the alarm was active, but turns out it only goes off if the trunk is popped while the car is locked. So the thieves, knowing this, bent the front drivers door back, got the door open lowered the back seat, stole the spare from the trunk through the back seat, and closed it all back up. Didn't realize the spare was gone until I got charged for the day after turning it in.
Dude almost died by stepping into that mysterious mine shaft vent
Can't do this with all cars.
Why did I expect him to jump in that hole like Mario & Luigi & just appear in the driver side
This is how the lockout kit I used at a Cadillac dealership works, in fact it's how most locksmiths best unto your car. They tend to used a pump mechanism to create the gap in the door frame and then a tool to unlock or open the door, which doesn't warp the door shape or mess up the seal as badly but it isn't a damage free experience since you have to pry the door out enough to get the air bad in the door frame. I've had to try to reshape many Escalade and CTS-V doors in the last few months.