A vendor at an indoor electronics market in Mexico City shows dummy mobile phones that people buy in the case they are mugged and have to hand over their phones. (Associated Press)

A vendor at an indoor electronics market in Mexico City shows dummy mobile phones that people buy in the case they are mugged and have to hand over their phones. (Associated Press)

Mexicans buying fake cellphones to hand over during muggings

The sophisticated “dummies” have a startup screen and bodies that are dead ringers for the originals.

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