Police saw a man holding a phone case that looked like a gun and told him to put it away. After apologizing, the man snapped a photo with the officer, but as he posed he pulled out his case once again. At the time the officers did not know the phone case was in the photo.
While, no one in or near the photo was in any real danger, police said the fake weapons are very serious and can be mistaken for real ones.
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Koval wants to turn the unfortunate photo into a teachable moment for Saturday's Freakfest, reminding everyone that look-alike weapons are off-limits.