A man was arrested for user a stun gun device on a security guard, but investigators said it wasn't just any stun gun. It was disguised as a cell phone.
Travis McNeal is accused of shoplifting at a Casselberry Walmart. As he was about to leave the store, a security guard stopped him. That's when investigators said McNeal use the device on the guard. Employees chased McNeal and stopped him.
According to investigators the stun gun looked like a cell phone. Dave Norton, at a gadget shop called Spy Geek, said more stun guns are disguised as cell phones, because they're more convenient just in case there's an emergency.
"Especially women can take them in their purse and hold them in their hand, and when they're walking to their car, they're already armed and can use it to defend themselves," said Norton. "It's a very handy little gadget and it provides protection for anyone that's using it."
Norton said it's a shame the cell phone stun gun got into the wrong hands. He said it won't cause any major harm, but will take a person down.
"It would be like getting the wind knocked out of you. You'd literally be knocked cold for a few seconds anyway, and it would take a while to recover."
McNeal is charged with battery, carrying a concealed weapon and grand theft.