I’m not saying that anyone deserves to be shot by the police, because they don’t – but if you’re walking around with an iPhone case that looks like a gun sticking out of your pocket, you deserve to be shot by the police more than I do.
In yes, we’re all about to celebrate America for a weekend buy why news, police across the country are suddenly warning people about the dangers of putting your iPhone in a case that strongly resembles a real gun.
— NYPD 112th Precinct (@NYPD112Pct) June 30, 2015
“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. What do you think?” wrote the Ocean County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office on Facebook.
A spokesman for the office said he found the photo on a “closed social media site for cops,” according to CNN.
Imagine how problematic it would be if I bought this phone case http://t.co/sIqhiyETyq
— mondai boy (@pamyuprince) June 12, 2015
On Amazon, people are writing negative reviews urging Amazon to pull the product.
“Dear Amazon: I highly recommend that you remove this product from your website right now! Your corporate attorneys will thank you, as will the law enforcement officers who might otherwise be put into a tragic and unnecessary lethal force situation!” says one reviewer.
“Amazon…this is highly offensive and dangerous! Some idiot will buy this and end up getting killed by police. Come on – do NOT SELL this crap,” says another.
Just think about things before you buy them. Just for a second. Ok?