A woman in Ohio using her cell phone to videotape police questioning her boyfriend caused deputies to fear for their lives because she could have easily been holding a “cell-phone gun.”
After all, cell-phone guns have become the latest rage in the criminal underworld; everyday occurrences that threaten officers at every turn.
At least according to Delaware County Sheriff Walter L. Davis III:
In a statement, Delaware County Sheriff Walter L. Davis III said that cell-phone guns are an example of everyday items that have been altered into deceptive weapons that endanger the safety of officers and the public.
However, the Columbus Dispatch prodded a little deeper into this deadly trend and discovered that the sheriff was most likely hyping up the threat of cell-phone guns to justify his deputy’s arrest of the woman for videotaping them against their wishes.
Neither the sheriff’s office nor the Columbus office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has ever come across one of the black-market devices that apparently are made in Eastern Europe.
Melissa Greenfield, the 115-lb, 20-year-old woman was wearing a neck brace when she began videotaping deputies talking to her boyfriend at a truck stop. She was charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest, which are common contempt-of-cop charges.
Greenfield say when deputies returned her cell-phone, she discovered they had deleted her videos.
However, the sheriff says they did no such thing because that would have required a warrant and they are not going to twist the law in their favor.
Deputies did not delete any video, Davis said. A warrant would have been required to search the phone, and one was not obtained, he said.
And we are to completely believe every word out of Davis’ mouth because he would never tell a lie. Well, he might exaggerate about the widespread use of cell-phone guns. But lie? Never.