The Ocean County (New Jersey) Prosecutor’s Office would like you to refrain from buying a cell phone case that might just get you killed.
Please folks – this cell phone case is not a cool product or a good idea. A police officers job is hard enough, without having to make a split second decision in the dark of night when someone decides without thinking to pull this out while stopped for a motor vehicle violation.
There are apparently a fair number of sites offering phone covers with grips that mimic the look of a revolver or an pistol with a reasonable degree of accuracy. These covers are “good enough” mimics to convince other people that you have a gun to your head when you’re talking on the phone, or that you have a gun in your pocket when you’re walking around.
One site selling a more expensive version of the cover that comes with an app that enables you to play Russian roulette, and “fires” at random when the trigger is pulled.
It appears that the original target market for most variations of this idiotic cover are Asian markets where real firearms are incredibly rare in the hands of citizens.
Be smart, and leave this novelty item off your online shopping cart.