Bullet Hits Smartphone, Saves Gas Station Clerk’s LifeBy: Josh Wolford - October 29, 2013
A Winter Garden, Florida gas station clerk was shot in the abdomen on Monday morning, and today he is alive after only sustaining minor injuries. He can almost certainly give all the credit for that amazing turn to the fact that he was carrying his cellphone in his front pocket.
Yep, it’s the old cellphone-stopped-a-bullet story – and this time it’s real. Like something out of a movie, an HTC smartphone is being credited with saving the life of a robbery victim.
According to WFTV, police say a man entered a gas station in Winter Garden early Monday morning. He reportedly pulled a revolver and demanded that our gas clerk open the safe. Two different employees tried – and failed – to open the safe.
With his plain apparently fuddled, our robber turned around and went for the exit. But out of frustration, anger, or some combination of the two, the robber decided he needed to take one shot at the clerk. So he put one in his chest before leaving.
According to police, the clerk had absolutely no clue that he had even been shot until he pulled out his cellphone and saw the shattered glass.
I’m no marketer, but this is one hell of an opportunity for HTC. “HTC – saving lives…literally.” Suck on that, Apple.
Image via WFTV, Winter Garden Police