Police Mistake Sex Toy for Gun

Armed police in Telford, Shropshire in the U.K. arrested a man for terrorizing a neighborhood with what they thought was a handgun; after being arrested the alleged handgun concealed in his trousers was revealed to be a *****. Fifteen police officers armed with guns and wearing bulletproof vests swooped on Ian Poulton of Wellington, Shropshire when his neighbors claimed he was terrorizing them.

According to Digtial Spy, after being arrested poulton appeared in court and admitted deceiving police and the general public into believing the ***** was a handgun stuffed into his trousers. Amongst the other offenses Poulton was sentenced for included assault of one of his neighbors and damaging police property.

During his sentencing for the crimes Poulton was told by the judge that his deceit meant his jail time would reflect the belief he had carried a handgun in the streets; Poulton was eventually sentenced to five years in jail for various crimes.

This isn’t the first strange ***** arrest.

In 2010, an Illinos woman was busted for agravated assault after allegedly hitting a police officer with a *****.

Here is an excerpt from the police report, courtesy of MSNBC:

“She walked into her bedroom. She said her money was in her dresser drawer and she opened it and reached inside and removed a “clear, rigid feminine pleasure device” and held it over her head and approached the officer in a threatening manner. The officer knocked the device out of the way prior to being struck and placed the woman under arrest. She was then escorted out of the residence, placed in the squad car and transported to the Gurnee Police Department.”