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Hold that call: RCMP in Hinton, Alta., seize stun guns disguised as iPhones

A stun gun disguised as iPhone is shown in this RCMP handout photo. RCMP in an Alberta foothills community are advising the public to be aware that some smart phones may have more zaps than apps.

THE CANADIAN PRESS

RCMP in an Alberta foothills community are advising the public to be aware that some smart phones 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 device online.

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Less then 24 hours later, officers responded to a complaint of a disturbance outside a bar in the Hinton area.

Another stun gun, also disguised as an iPhone, was seized.

Angela James, who is 28, faces charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon.

She has been remanded in custody and is to make her first appearance in Hinton provincial court on July 2.

RCMP are reminding the public that conducted energy devices are considered to be prohibited weapons and subject to Criminal Code charges.

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