Would you buy one?
A new iPhone case has law enforcement officials on edge, as it resembles a gun sticking out of a person’s pocket.
The case, sold online by the company Japan Trend Shop for $49, resembles a pistol handle that attaches to the iPhone. In a Facebook post, the Ocean County, New Jersey, prosecutor’s office said the case was “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,” the June 29 post read.
“The money that is earned from the sale of this case is blood money earned from the blood of the person who is foolish enough to carry it,” Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, told the New York Daily News.