New York Police: Don’t Put Charging Phones Under Pillows (Photos)


Charging your cell phone under your pillow is just now a good idea.

New York police shared photos on Twitter illustrating why this is so.

The photos tweeted by the New York Police Department’s 33rd Precinct show a scorched pillow, a bed with a burn mark and a completely destroyed Samsung phone, UPI reports.

The post said the phone was plugged into a charger while underneath the pillow when it overheated and caught fire.

The incident took place in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

“Don’t put your cellphone under a pillow when sleeping or when charging your device. Please share this tip and b safe!” the tweet read.

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  1. Wow! I was guilty of this around 3 nights ago. I fell asleep with my cell in my hand whilst charging and the phone ended up under my quilt and it was boiling.