Police Say Get Rid Of These Phone Cases
Law enforcement officials are warning us after they found a pistol-styled phone case during a traffic stop in Illinois this week.
Officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police posted a photo of the phone case Tuesday to Facebook on Tuesday.
The post says,
"DO NOT carry products like this around. It is dangerous and places all citizens and Officers in unnecessary risk of harm."
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle at Illinois Beach State Park, 45 miles north of Chicago according to a KWQC.com story.
According to the report, an occupant in the vehicle, who had an outstanding warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle, had this cell phone case (pictured above) in his waistband. Officials say only the "pistol handle" portion was exposed.
An officer saw this and was able to quickly secure the man in handcuffs and was able to remove it. Officials then learned it was a phone case and not a gun.
"This incident serves as a reminder how quickly situations unfold for Officers under high-stress conditions," the post reads. "Often leaving fractions of a second to make critical decisions."