Gadget turns your cell phone into stun gun, mace machine | 5 On Your Side Survival Guide

CLEVELAND - Smartphones are expensive, so it makes sense that you protect yours. But how about a cell phone case that's meant to protect you, with a built-in stun gun or mace.

No, this isn't from some James Bond movie. It really exists - a cell phone case that doubles as a stun gun to keep you safe.

George Sidler, concerned about his family's safety, recently replaced his and his wife's cell phone cases with "The Yellow Jacket."

It puts a 650,000-volt stun gun in the palm of their hands, on the tip of their iPhones.

"The case became very attractive because you always have your phone in your hand," Sidler said. "It would stun somebody enough to at least get away and get a head start."

Sherri Means escaped a 20-year domestic violence relationship and sell personal safety devices, including cell phone mace. It's a canister attached to a specially designed iPhone case. When activated, the cell phone can shoot a stream of mace up to 20 feet and costs around $26.

We have a dramatic story for you coming up tonight on NewsChannel5 at 11. 

On Your Side Consumer Advocate Jonathan Walsh will have Sherri's complete story of safe escape from her abuser. Plus, how you can protect yourself and your family if you are in a dangerous situation involving an attacker. It's all part of our '5 On Your Survival Guide' reports - airing every night this week at 11 p.m.

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