Mobile shields man from death bullet
A US man has claimed that divine intervention and his mobile phone helped save him from being shot.
Ronald Richard of North Lee Road, Covington, New Orleans told local paper The Times-Picayune that one day whilst out and about, he decided on a whim to put his Motorola Razr in a pocket directly over his heart, instead of the hip pocket where he usually keeps it.
No sooner had he done so than a stray .45-calibre bullet, thought to have been fired in nearby woodlands, came speeding towards Richards and hit the mobile phone dead on.
“I look at this as God telling me to put my cell phone in that pocket,” he told the paper.
He later called an ambulance - presumably not using his mobile phone - but suffered little more than a big bruise. His Razr was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mythbusters Busted this !!!
Mythbusters recenty did a show on this very 'Myth'.
Alot of testing showed that there is no way a phone can stop a .45. Unless of course it was fired from a long ways a way.
A Razr eh
Well they must be making them out of much sturdier materials these days. The last one I owned couldn't survive a drop from hip height onto a wood floor.
I smell bullshit
I mean seriously. . .a RAZR vs. A spent 45 cal. Personally I want to know how spent it must have been cause even then im sure a 45 packs quite a punch.
Now as for God intervening I can say Ive been there. Every Sunday when I don my football gear, go out on that great field to play the "Best American Game"* in the world I give thanks to my Lord. And after every touchdown catch God AND his son Jesus talk to me saying they made me catch that ball. I must get down and pray in the endzone at that time giving thanks. Its amazing how he speaks to me when I am playing.
*I love this game but damnit it wouldnt have been possible unless my Lord and Savior had shown me the way.
/mines the one with the .45 Auto in the pocket
/walks out whistling
It's deer season
The guy was doing yard work on his tractor and clipped the phone to the bib of his overalls. He didn't put it in his pocket. The bullet came out of the woods in the middle of deer season when there are hundreds of yahoos traipsing around, drunk, firing indiscriminantly at anything that moves. It's kinetic energy probably was spent by the time it reached him. The same thing happened on an episode of CSI: NY a few months ago, except it was stopped by the slightly elastic fabric of his shirt. He was a NYPD crime scene investigator instead of a redneck though, so it's OK.
"Bloody hell Hardy - if it wasn't for my Communicator, I'd be a gonner!"
"Dear Lord, thanks for recommending I keep my Blackberry in that over-the-shoulder poser-phone holder. Yours, Richard I".
"And this just in from Dallas, Texas. President John F Kennedy escaped with minor bruising and a busted Thuraya satphone after what appears to have been an assassination attempt. A spokesman for the President claims Mr Kennedy is furious, as it's a nightmare trying to replacement handsets."