Cellphones can be converted into weapons
analysis from theblaze.com:
“If you look it up online, cellphones can be converted into firearms and Tasers. Look it up online. There’s video of how to do it,” San Diego Police Officer M. Reinhold said.
M. Reinhold later goes on to explain that officers have training on how cellphones can be converted into such weapons.
“So, if someone wants to stand within a couple feet of me, I’m gonna need to look at that cellphone and make sure it’s not a weapon,” he said.
If Pringle (the man being ticketed and filming with his phone) had handed over the phone and let Reinhold confirm it wasn’t a weapon, there would have been no problem, the officer said, noting how the friend filming the second video allowed him to confirm it wasn’t dangerous.