HTC smartphone stops a bullet and saves a life

There may not be an app capable of stopping a speeding bullet, but just having a HTC smartphone may do the trick.

Last week there was a robbery at a gas station in Winter Garden, Florida. A man entered the station at 4:45 a.m. and pulled out a revolver demanding that the female clerk behind the counter open the safe; however, she was unable to open it. Another clerk, a male, entered the station during the robbery and attempted to open the safe as well. He also was unsuccessful in getting it open.

Failing to steal any money, the robber began to walk out of the station but fired a shot toward the clerks before he left.

The clerks explained the situation to the police when they arrived on the scene a few minutes after the incident. The male clerk complained to the officers about chest pains and made an interesting discovery.

“The clerk said, ‘I feel like my chest hurts.’ That’s when medical personnel started looking at him, realized the guy had actually shot at him, hit him, and the cell phone had stopped his bullet,” said Winter Garden police Lt. Scott Allen.

The smartphone was shattered, and the bullet was still lodged in it when they made the discovery, but the man got off without a scratch. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but was released shortly after.

“You would think that they would feel it at the moment, but it’s things like adrenaline,” said Allen. “I’ve heard of officers getting shot at and not feeling it at all.”



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