A police officer in Georgia found a stun gun disguised as a pack of cigarettes during a traffic stop.
The concealed weapon was discovered by a cop about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta when the driver they had stopped repeatedly asked to smoke while being spoken to.
‘The answer was no. In the end, the only “smokes” found was the item in the video,’ Kennesaw Police said in a statement.
The police department then posted a video to Facebook showing the weapon being used by an officer.
At first it looked like just any cigarette package, but then an officer pressed a button on the side of the ‘box’ and an electrical charge shot out the top
‘You would be surprised at the type of weapons that have been made to look like “normal items”,’ the statement went on to say.
‘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… We’re just trying to make it home at the end of our shifts like everyone else.’
The department has not released further details about the incident. Online advertisements list similar products being sold for less than $50.