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Old 05-15-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default South Carolina man dies after test of bulletproof vest fails

I guess the lesson from this article is to make sure you know how to fit a vest properly and make sure your friend knows how to shoot. Also, even if your on the safe side of a stunt like this, you can still go to prison.

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A South Carolina man died Wednesday morning after police say he asked one of his friends to fire a gun into a bulletproof vest he was wearing, Fox Carolina reported.

The bullet reportedly missed the Kevlar vest and hit Blake Wardell, 26, in the chest. Friends performed CPR, but Wardell bled to death in the garage, the report said. The death was classified a homicide. The bulletproof vest was about 10 years old and the weapon was called a small-caliber gun, The State reported.

Taylor Ann Kelly, 18, was reportedly charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting and can face five years in prison.

"It wasn't a fight. They were actually going to take a shot at the vest," Don McCown, the Anderson County deputy coroner, told the paper. "They were going to shoot the victim with the vest on. And he was shot in the chest, just above the vest."

Deputies said in the arrest warrant they believe that the victim asked Kelly to shoot him.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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My goodness, what a bunch of idiots

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That was certainly a life changing event for several people, wasn't it?

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Idiots!

You all got that right! Although I can not figure out how he was shot in the chest above the vest with the vest on ????? Neck or throat yes! But chest over the top of a vest? Must have had the vest on upside down with his legs through the shoulder loops? But never the less these guys were idiots and about as sharp as the leading edge of a bowling ball!

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So who is dumber, the shooter, or the shootee?

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Default Yep, we have some dummies here in SC also.

In the news today. You just cant make this kind of stuff up!

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Taylor Ann Kelly has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting.
A South Carolina man died Wednesday morning after police say he asked one of his friends to fire a gun into a bulletproof vest he was wearing.
The bullet reportedly missed the Kevlar vest and hit Blake Wardell, 26, in the chest. Friends performed CPR, but Wardell bled to death in the garage, the report said. The death was classified a homicide. The bulletproof vest was about 10 years old and the weapon was called a small-caliber gun, The State reported.
Taylor Ann Kelly, 18, was reportedly charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting and can face five years in prison.
"It wasn't a fight. They were actually going to take a shot at the vest," Don McCown, the Anderson County deputy coroner, told the paper. "They were going to shoot the victim with the vest on. And he was shot in the chest, just above the vest

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Stupid + Stupid = ............?

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You can't fix stupid. But, you can read about it daily on the interwebs.

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This reminds me of the scene from Super Troopers with the "bullet-proof cup". What a bunch of idiots.


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