I couldn’t believe this is a real item being sold, purchased, and used. Are people ever going to stop being stupid? Yeah, I know the answer. Do we really need a warning label on this?
Police have put out a public plea asking people not to use cellphone cases shaped like guns after encountering one during a traffic stop and mistaking it for a real pistol.
Illinois Conservation Police officers stopped a stolen vehicle at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion when they saw what appeared to be a handgun sticking out of the waistband of one of the occupants, according to a Facebook post by the Department of Natural Resources, which runs the police agency.
An officer “observed this object and was able to quickly secure the individual in handcuffs and remove it. Only then was it apparent it was a cell phone case and not a real firearm,” the post said.
“DO NOT carry products like this around!! It is dangerous and places all citizens and officers in unnecessary risk of harm,” the post began.