Tasers are some nasty gadgets. They have been known to kill people as well as just stun them. It is bad enough that some folks with bad intentions carry them around, but now the next iPhone 4 you see could really be a taser in disguise.
That’s a scary thought indeed. Australian customs recently seized a bunch of these weapons that originated from China. This cache of 6,000 or so weapons included fake iPhone 4 units that looked like iPhones, but were really tasers. They had built-in mechanisms near the top of the phone that had the ability to deliver electric shocks.
A spokeswoman for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service did not mention whether the police tested the devices, and if so, how lethal they are. We don’t even know where they were planning to sell them. Smartphones are so common these days that no one would even notice these on the street until it is too late. A 43-year old man from Thomastown, Victoria has been arrested. If he is found guilty, he could be facing a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $394,000 fine. I’m glad they got these off the streets.