Officials in New Jersey are warning residents against purchasing a cellphone case shaped like a gun that has been making the rounds on social media.
“Please folks -- this cellphone case is not a cool product or a good idea,” reads a Facebook post from the Ocean County prosecutor’s office.
The black cellphone case includes a holster that looks just like a real gun handle. When the case is placed inside a back pocket, as seen in one of the photos, it appears as if a gun is sticking out.
Prosecutors said the cellphone case could be dangerous and can be mistaken for a real gun by police officers.
“A police officer’s 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,” reads the Facebook post.
New Jersey State Police also posted the photos to Instagram in an effort to warn residents.
“It’s a terrible idea, and it’s very dangerous,” says the Instagram post. “We strongly recommend that you do not use this product.”