Be careful where you point that phone
British police seize a 900,000-volt stun gun disguised as a Sony Ericsson W700.
For those who want some personal security without resorting to an, the phone stun gun may be a more discreet alternative. But many of those on the market are fairly obvious even to the untrained eye. (The prominently labeled " " button might have something to do with it.)
But British authorities have confiscated one that looks particularly real, and for good reason: It apparently is. Nottingham police seized a potentially lethal weapon disguised as a Sony Ericsson W700 handset, according to Newlaunches, one that's capable of delivering a 900,000-volt jolt. The BBC reported that the device was seized from a 21-year-old burglary suspect by local officers, who carry Tasers capable of sending shocks of a much lower 50,000-volt intensity.
Perhaps it's time to dispense with the pretense of these clandestine and makeshift weapons and just carry them out in the open as.