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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Police are warning people not to use this painfully stupid iPhone cover

Ah lads.

FILE THIS ONE under really, really bad ideas.

This unique iPhone cover is going viral for being something you definitely don’t ever want to buy.

Why, it’s a case designed to look to a gun in your pocket.

The NYPD tweeted an image of it to warn people not to be idiots.

The case can be bought on Ebay, but as expected it could cause you some serious trouble.

The O.C. Prosecutor’s office also warned people on Facebook to think twice about the purchase.

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?

The phone cover comes with shooting sound effects when you pull the trigger and the product description says it’s more of a piece of equipment than a cover.

Available in black, white or pink, this fake ‘pistol’ works with an app so you can interact with a digital version of the gun in the same color on your iPhone 5 screen. The app means you can play games of Russian Roulette at parties! Don’t worry, you can’t actually shoot anyone!

But alas, it cannot stop you getting hurt yourself.

Free-shipping-Cool-3D-handgun-pistol-Shape-hard-PC-phone-font-b-case-b-font-for Source: Alicdn

A petition has already been set up to ban the case in the UK, and everyone can just about the whole internet can agree that it’s a terrible idea.


Written by Nicola Byrne and originally published on

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