Cell Phone Stops Bullet

February 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
It wasn't a bible-- but a Blackberry that an Ohio woman says saved her life from a bullet.Police say the 22-year old woman was sitting at a restaurant -- while her boyfriend was playing with his handgun.

When he tried to put the gun in his coat -- it went off, shooting his girlfriend in the leg.

Luckily, she had her blackberry in her pocket -- which stopped the bullet.

She was left with a pair of torn jeans, and a busted phone -- but police say she was lucky to escape with her life.

"Very lucky for her is that in her pants pocket, or jeans pocket, she had her Blackberry. And the Blackberry stopped the bullet," said Capt. Carl Bush, Ohio Police Dept.

The woman escaped danger but her boyfriend is in trouble.

He faces a third-degree felony for bringing a gun into a place that serves liquor.


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