Cops warn against buying cell phone case shaped like handgun

Police in New York are advising against buying cell phone cases that could be mistaken for a real handgun.

The NYPD 112th Precinct tweeted a photo of the case which is rectangular in shape and has a handle that is shaped like a grip and trigger.

According to an online report by the NY Daily News, the case comes with an app that displays a picture of a gun barrel on the screen.

The tweet by police reads, 'I would NOT suggest purchasing this cell phone case, which was designed to look like a firearm. #BeSmart #BeSafe'