EDMONTON – RCMP are warning the public to be aware that some smartphones may have more zaps than apps.
Mounties from the Hinton detachment say they have seized two stun guns in recent days that were disguised as iPhones. The first seizure was made after a complaint that someone was trying to sell a conducted energy weapon, or stun gun, online.
Less then 24 hours later, police responded to a complaint of a woman causing a disturbance outside a bar in the Hinton area. Another stun gun, also disguised as an iPhone, was seized and the woman was arrested.
Angela James, 28, faces charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon. She makes her first court appearance in Hinton on July 2.
Police remind the public that while energy-conducting weapons like Tasers and stun guns can be found online, they are considered prohibited weapons in Canada.
Hinton is located about 300 kilometres west of Edmonton.
With files from the Canadian Press
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