Man wears gun-shaped iPhone case in an airport, now facing charges


In times of terrorists attacks taking place more often in public places, the last thing you would want to do - if you're a sensible person, that is - would be to show up with something that looks like a gun in your pocket.

Yet, that's exactly what happened recently at the busy London Stansted Airport, where a man thought it was a fun thing to do to walk around with a gun-shaped iPhone case that had police on their toes.

The officers noted that in cases like this policemen have a "split second decision to make" and warned future case experimentalists that it "makes it much less likely you’ll catch your plane" if you carry a similar case. Not to mention that wearing such a case might result in fatal consequences for the jokester. Keep in mind that the images you see below are just stock images for illustration. In the particular gun case, the man was not wearing the case in such a clearly visible way, but the case was found during a security search.

The man is now facing charges on grounds of a law against using threatening words or behavior to alarm or distress. He could also face charges for possession of an imitation of a firearm in a public place.

Police has warned against the use of such provocative cases in the past and online retailers such as Amazon and eBay have banned sales of gun-shaped phone cases. At the end of the day, unless you're an out-of-control teen, it should be obvious that carrying a gun-shaped phone case is a bad idea.


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77 Comments

1. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Stupid. Just stupid. This is the type of mind this society breeds today, to even test people like this. Be thankful you're not dead, buddy.

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

How about an AK47 iPhone case? Lol...I bet he'll sling it around his shoulder given the chance.

16. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Seriously? Did you ever seen longest phone case at your life?

28. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Dude, chill... Take in jokes as jokes.

74. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

If he was black he would be getting buried right now

75. PhoneFixer unregistered

And even stupidest company which manufacturers this sht

2. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

How stupid can you be.....omfg.

35. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

replace ''you" with "apple fans"... and the answer will be no limit.

36. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You calling anyone stupid when you don't even capitalize your sentences is the definition of irony :D.

41. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

thanks for acknowledging the limitless of ifan's stupidity...and instead of countering my points, u just resort to being a grammar nazi that no one will care about.

44. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Now you're using run-on sentences? Congrats on managing to get even worse at this :D.

45. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Sharap dumbass. You are totally ignoring the question and diverting it.

48. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Sharap dumbass." What? How the hell can you call anyone a dumbass when you misspelled the first word of your rant? And what "question" are you referring to? Because I don't see a question in sight. You must be new here to come my way friend. I eat Fandroid losers like yourself for breakfast!

61. willard12 unregistered

"And what question are you referring to" should be written as "to what question are you referring?" "Because I don't see a question in sight" is an incomplete sentence. There should be a comma before "friend". "Like yourself" should be written simply as "like you".

62. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Did I say my English/grammar was impeccable? All I was doing was trolling a troll, which I find quite enjoyable :D.

64. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Dumbass, see what you did there?

66. willard12 unregistered

If your English/grammar isn't impeccable, then it's probably a good idea to tame your desire to critique everyone else's. You may find it enjoyable. But, the rest of sane world finds it annoying. I'd rather read an entire post from TechieXP than your 10 posts on punctuation and spelling in an internet comments section.

68. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's all well and good, but I give exactly zero f**ks as to what you want to read, and negative f**ks as to your interest level in my post.

70. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Go back to school. Know you've been busted by Willard12.

69. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

P.S. Don't go into a public chatroom expecting people to give a damn about how you feel. Trust me, you'll have a far better experience :D.

71. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Dumbass when been attacked by Willard12, know you being indenial.

72. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol Willard's got himself an underling I take it :D "you being indenial" Huh??

65. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's not new, this is his 31st account.

51. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Those aren't run-on sentences. Seeing picky grammar nazis slip up with their corrections is possibly the most ironic thing I see in my life... Oh, and nice job generalizing Android fans as losers who have nothing better to do. It's not like you're acting in pretty much the same way, right?

58. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

How can you tell where the sentences end with all the misplaced periods and lack of capitalization?

77. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Maybe if you'd bother to take your grammar-nazi goggles off, you might be able to, y'know, comprehend other people's sentences just fine without having to pick at every single pioint where you think they made a mistake, eh?

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Word to the wise, when you troll, cover all of your bases. You can't call out Apple fans, use the grammatical sentence structure equivalent of a 5 year old, then get mad when you get checked. All is fair in love and war. PS. You continue to post the dumbest stuff.

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Oh man!! What could have happen if he would pull out the iphone from pocket in front of a person say old man!!! Heartattack!!

34. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Hopefully it's 'The green man'.

4. NoAllegiance unregistered

iPhone, the true killer flagship.

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