These cell phone cases might look cool, but they can get you in trouble – Manila Newsletter
Cell phone case designs have evolved creatively over the years. We’ve seen mimic tapes, vintage instant cameras, wallets, an old-fashioned Gameboy, a hand mirror, an electrical outlet, a frying pan, etc. And now mobile holsters that look like deadly weapons are also available.
However, using such replicas in public places like shopping malls can put you in an awkward situation. An experience of Icole De Guzman Gleane upon entering a shopping center in Pulilan, Bulacan is a perfect example and, ultimately, a warning.
Icole shared on Facebook that when she carried her mobile cleaver knife case to a shopping mall where she is due to see her dentist last week, two security guards immediately arrested her. Then another guard and an officer from the mall also immediately came to watch her. Fortunately, when they found out it was just a cell phone case, she was spared.
Since this was not the first time she has been held up upon entering the mall, Icole said she would no longer use the thick knife case.
Besides the knife holster, there are also pistol-shaped holsters which can now be purchased online. But beware, it’s riskier to take outside.
Even though there is no clear law banning toy guns, some cities have passed an ordinance banning them from selling and using them because they can potentially be used for a crime.
In addition, article 3.21 of article I of the law of the Republic 10591 states that âFor the purposes of the law, the barrel, the carcass or the carcass is considered to be a firearm. So if you carry a fake pistol while it contains the mentioned parts, it could be confiscated, or worse, you could be apprehended.
We do not prevent you from using this type of cell phone accessories. Yes, they are unique and cool. Also, they can be fun to use. But, you should at least know the consequences of wearing them in public, especially in front of law enforcement.
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