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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Deputies took to social media Friday to warn people about displaying cellphone cases that are shaped as guns.
In a Facebook post, Pasco Sheriff’s Office in Central Florida warned citizens about displaying the cases that can be mistaken for guns—photos included.
— Pasco Sheriff (@PascoSheriff) July 10, 2015
The post was retweeted by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
“People wearing these cases in a visibly reckless manner (tucked in the waistline or pockets of jeans or shorts) may cause others to experience a sense of fear and in turn notify law enforcement,” the post says in part.
The sheriff’s office stated that if the person is confronted by law enforcement, that the case could be mistaken for a real gun which is, “not a scenario our deputies or any other law enforcement members want to face.”
The sheriff’s office asked the public to “avoid purchasing these cases.”