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Old 11-21-2008, 07:54 AM   #1
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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.

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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

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I don't think so.
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Who hunts with a .45

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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?

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.45-70 maybe? Who knows?
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Kind of what I was thinking.

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....

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Probably going to be a mystery unless someone comes forward like in the Texas .50 Cal deal....
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could be a 45 lc

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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.)
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Kind of what I was thinking.

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....

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Probably going to be a mystery unless someone comes forward like in the Texas .50 Cal deal....
Only 1 MUDER?
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I can vouch for 3 of the 4 rapes.. oops!

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

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