A Georgia Police Department has issued a warning to residents to be on the lookout for a stun gun that looks just like a cigarette pack.
The Kennesaw Police Department shared the information on Facebook for residents to be aware of. In the footage shown, an officer shows the pack of cigarettes that is disguised as the popular brand Newport and presses a button that unleashes a strong jolt of electricity.
The Police Department explained how they came across the stun gun.
This item was found in a vehicle during a traffic stop. While the officer was speaking to the driver outside of the car, the driver repeatedly asked to have a smoke which was located inside the vehicle. The answer was no. In the end, the only “smokes” found was the item in the video. You would be surprised at the type of weapons that have been made to look like “normal items”.
So, forgive us when we seem to act “too rigid” and “mean” when we say no to your request to “smoke” or “make a phone call” with your phone, etc… We’re just trying to make it home at the end of our shifts like everyone else out here.
Stay safe, everyone- it’s another beautiful day in Kennesaw!
The post went viral with many expressing outrage over the attempted assault on the police officer.
“The suspect kept asking the officer if he could smoke the officer kept telling him no, of course, the officer got suspicious wouldn’t yall in this day and age so many people want to kill a cop I don’t blame the officer but some of yall do,” one Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page. “He wants to go home at the end of his shift. It’s the other guy’s fault. God bless you Officer great job stay safe.”
Some felt the overall political climate had led to tensions between police and citizens.
One angry reader wrote a post expressing his feelings on the matter.
Our police go out of their way every day to ensure our safety and welfare. Our previous President, that inappropriately used the podium of the President to falsely condemn police without the facts, based on race alone, has created a hostile environment for our police nationwide.They are husbands, fathers, wives, mothers, brothers, and sisters. They want to go home alive and well at the end of the day too. If people would just follow orders, ALL of these situations would not have happened. Just sit still, shut up, and follow orders.
H/T America Now