Smartphones are so common now that most of us don’t take a second look at someone using one. But you may be more likely to look if you knew someone’s phone was prepared to zap you. Such is the case in Canada, where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have confiscated two stun guns disguised as smartphones in a 24 hour period.
The first stun gun smartphone was discovered after police were called about a Hinton resident attempting to sell the device online. One day later, police received a complaint that 28-year-old Angela James allegedly used a “conducted energy weapon” that was designed to look like a smartphone during a bar fight.
James was arrested with the charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon.
The devices look like standard iPhones at first glance. It is only when you look closely that you see they have been modified. No one knows how these two individuals got their stun gun phones–whether they made them or bought them from someone else.