JUST CAN’T PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY “WE TOLD YOU SO!”
See attached link to Inquisitr article: “Handgun Cellphone Case Causes RCMP to Storm Beach”.
Many months ago we at the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office were the first to issue the below warning on our Facebook page:
“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.
Well hate to say we told you so, but “We told you so”. The only redeeming things to come out of this event is that; 1. Thank God it did not end in a tragedy, 2. Hopefully it will serve to highlight how truly unwise it is to use this product.
As stated in the article: “Several police officers were sent to Grand Beach after the RCMP got a call about a possible gun. They went out heavily armed with rifles and Tasers to, as they say, get their man. But their man was sitting at Grand Beach with his family and had no clue he had caused such a stir. It didn’t take long for the Mounties to discover that all was for not and what they had was a case of bad judgement in choosing a cellphone case.
Change one element of this event and the end results could have taken an awful turn. In this case: Day light hours for improved visibility and the presence of the man’s family contributed to a happy ending. Most favorable is the man learning a valuable lesson in common sense.
Photo from Ocean County Prosecutor’s original Facebook post on June 29, 2015
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