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sculker 11-21-2008 08:54 AM

Cell phone in man's chest pocket stops bullet
 
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COVINGTON, La. A man says his cell phone saved his life. A stray .45-caliber bullet hit R.J. Richard's chest while he was mowing the lawn hitting so hard he thought it was a stone kicked out by his tractor. He pulled out the phone. It fell apart.

The 68-year-old man was bruised. He said doctors told him two things prevented worse injury, maybe even death: the phone, and the fact that the bullet came in at an angle rather than head-on.

Reports of pocket Bibles saving their owners' lives pop up every so often. Richard says he's sure that God told him to put the phone in his overalls chest pocket rather than a pants pocket as usual. He said that Saturday's incident increased his faith.

He figured the bullet was fired by a hunter in woods near his 5-acre property.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081121/ap_on_...GKq.9Nd71Ks0NUE

POCKET BIBLE`S ANYONE?

Mark F 11-21-2008 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by sculker (Post 51748)
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COVINGTON, La. A man says his cell phone saved his life. A stray .45-caliber bullet hit R.J. Richard's chest while he was mowing the lawn hitting so hard he thought it was a stone kicked out by his tractor. He pulled out the phone. It fell apart.

The 68-year-old man was bruised. He said doctors told him two things prevented worse injury, maybe even death: the phone, and the fact that the bullet came in at an angle rather than head-on.

Reports of pocket Bibles saving their owners' lives pop up every so often. Richard says he's sure that God told him to put the phone in his overalls chest pocket rather than a pants pocket as usual. He said that Saturday's incident increased his faith.

He figured the bullet was fired by a hunter in woods near his 5-acre property.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081121/ap_on_...GKq.9Nd71Ks0NUE

POCKET BIBLE`S ANYONE?

I don't think so.

Chester 11-21-2008 12:27 PM

Who hunts with a .45

MichaelG 11-21-2008 04:30 PM

The myth busters did this(Yes, it's intersting) , testing if a bullet can kill you through Ipods, phones, books, pizzas and tiles. Which they can.
Was it one of those really old cells that are like 5x larger than the current ones?

bgeddes 11-21-2008 09:49 PM

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Who hunts with a .45
.45-70 maybe? Who knows?

Dillinger 11-21-2008 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Chester (Post 51761)
Who hunts with a .45

Kind of what I was thinking. :rolleyes:

If it came in, at an angle as suggested, it would have to be an errand round from somewhere.

A quick check of crime stats for the area show that it's been on the decline the past 5 years with 1 muder and 4 reported rapes in 2006. Sounds like a pretty nice place to live actually....

Crime Comparison

Probably going to be a mystery unless someone comes forward like in the Texas .50 Cal deal....

sgtdeath66 11-22-2008 04:58 AM

could be a 45 lc

Roastie 11-22-2008 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelG (Post 51783)
The myth busters did this(Yes, it's intersting) , testing if a bullet can kill you through Ipods, phones, books, pizzas and tiles. Which they can.
Was it one of those really old cells that are like 5x larger than the current ones?

They tested head on shots into things, this was not head on and was a ricochet shot with probably less then half of the original FPS. (45's are slow anyway.)

Mark F 11-22-2008 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 51838)
Kind of what I was thinking. :rolleyes:

If it came in, at an angle as suggested, it would have to be an errand round from somewhere.

A quick check of crime stats for the area show that it's been on the decline the past 5 years with 1 muder and 4 reported rapes in 2006. Sounds like a pretty nice place to live actually....

Crime Comparison

Probably going to be a mystery unless someone comes forward like in the Texas .50 Cal deal....

Only 1 MUDER?

Roastie 11-24-2008 04:42 AM

I can vouch for 3 of the 4 rapes.. oops! :rolleyes:

Note: THIS IS A JOKE, RAPE IS BAD, STAY IN SCHOOL, DON'T DO DRUGS.


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