Police decry cellphone case shaped like handgun; senator calls it 'disaster waiting to happen'

Police across the country are warning about the dangers of a cellphone case that's shaped like a handgun, saying it could be mistaken for the real thing.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is urging online retailers to stop selling the case, and police are asking consumers not to buy it. Schumer says it lacks a required orange marking that identifies it as harmless.

He says advertisements indicate the case can be displayed in a pocket, as though it's a real weapon.

He called the gun-shaped case a "disaster waiting to happen."

Amazon.com told The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1HNDxwO ) on Tuesday that the item is no longer listed on its site.

The case can also be used with a Russian roulette app that transforms the phone's screen into the image of a gun barrel.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com