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Stun guns disguised as iPhones recovered, RCMP lay charges
RCMP released photos of a 'conducted energy weapon', disguised to look like an iPhone, seized late last week. Supplied.
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:01PM MDT
Police west of Edmonton have laid charges against a woman, after RCMP seized ‘stun guns’ disguised to look like mobile phones last week.
Hinton RCMP said on June 18, officers were called over a complaint of a Hinton resident trying to sell a ‘stun gun’ online – investigators eventually seized a ‘Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW)’, disguised to look like an iPhone.
Less than a day after the initial call, officers were called to reports of a woman causing a disturbance outside of a business.
After investigating that case, another CEW, also disguised to look like an iPhone was seized, and charges were laid.
Now, Angela James, 28, is facing a number of charges including assault with a weapon, and possession of a prohibited weapon – RCMP said the charges came after a CEW was brandished during a fight.
James is expected to make her first court appearance July 2, she remains in custody.