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Smartphone accessories: US police warn of cell phone cases with pistol grip

In case of doubt, the police cannot distinguish smartphone cases in weapon form from real weapons, emphasize several agencies in the USA. For example, the 112th Police District in Queens (New York) has issued an urgent warning against using smartphone covers that look like a pistol. If this is in your pocket, only the handle protrudes.

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The Office of the Public Prosecutor's Office in Ocean County, New Jersey, posted an appeal on Facebook not to use such cases: "Folks, this phone case is not a cool product or a good idea."If someone pulls this cover off at a traffic stop at night, the police officers would have to make a decision within a split second.

The covers are offered through various online retailers. However, some apparently decided to withdraw the products from the program after the police warning was published. Since then, for example, the case has not been found in the Japan Trend Shop or on Amazon. Small online retailers and street vendors continue to offer them.