Fake Gun IPhone Case Creates Issue At London Airport

Fake Gun IPhone Case Creates Issue At London Airport

Last year, police departments started taking action against those who used gun-shaped iPhone cases. If not obvious enough, police departments noted that using such cases was a “terrible idea” and would put people in danger.

Regardless, a man in London could be facing charges for having a gun-shaped iPhone case in his pocket while going through the London Stansted Airport this week.

In a series of tweets (found below), the Essex police shamed the man, noting that cops have a “split second decision to make” in these sorts of situations and that pulling such stunts “makes it much less likely you’ll catch your plane.”

While it’s currently unclear whether or not the man will be facing charges, the Essex police have not ruled out the option. In a reply to the original tweet, the department said that the man could be charged with Sec.

5 Public Order, which states that it is illegal to use threatening words or behavior to alarm or distress. In addition, the man could face charges for possession of imitation firearm in a public place.

Last year, New York and New Jersey police departments warned citizens about having gun-shaped iPhone cases, pointing out that it makes an officer’s job much harder to detect whether or not it’s a real gun or an iPhone case.

The biggest problem is that many don’t carry the federally-required orange mark at the end of their barrel. Now, online retailers such as eBay and Amazon have blocked all sales of gun-shaped phone cases due to warning from the law.

You have a split second decision to make … #WhatWouldYouDo #joblikenoother #AirportCops pic.twitter.com/qxiq7OxXjQ

— Essex Police STN (@EssexPoliceSTN) July 6, 2016

This is what was in the back pocket … An #iPhone case. Someone decided to put themselves in such a situation today pic.twitter.com/Lu66Et1bdg

— Essex Police STN (@EssexPoliceSTN) July 6, 2016

@SCJonHughes We would go with Sec 5 Public Order and possibly Sec 19 Possession of Imitation Firearm in a Public Place.

— Essex Police STN (@EssexPoliceSTN) July 6, 2016

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