Don't buy novelty gun case for your phone, police warn

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

SAN ANTONIO - Police are sending a warning to consumers to encourage them not to buy novelty phone cases that make cellphones look like guns.

"Please do not purchase or let your children purchase this cell phone case. Although a novelty, it will create unwanted scrutiny from law enforcement for whoever uses it,” the San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association shared to Facebook Monday.

The phone case appears to be a gun at first glance and while it comes in many different colors, the black case is especially dangerous.

“Someone could potentially get shot depending on their actions,” police warn.

Law enforcement officers would have a hard time discerning that the novelty case is not actually a gun in certain situations and people could call 911 unnecessarily if they think the case is a real firearm.

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