Blackberry stops .32 bullet

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Blackberry stops a bullet after boyfriend negligently discharge pistol at a restaurant. The Dayton Daily reports

The sleeve got caught in the coat, and as Holtvogt reached down, he noticed the slide on the .32-caliber handgun was pulled back. The gun then discharged.

The slug put a hole through his coat and his girlfriend’s jeans, but struck the BlackBerry in her left pants pocket dead center, Bush said. The bullet caused only bruising, and the woman declined medical treatment, Bush said.

“The BlackBerry saved her absolutely,” Bush said. “It could have been pretty serious.”

Walker, Texas Ranger fans may remember, in the first season, Walker chastising his partner for using an electronic organizer. He claimed a phone book had once saved his life by stopping a bullet, something a electronic gadget could not do. Good to see cell phones have finally caught up with the ballistic protection offered by phone books 😉

[Hat Tip: SayUncle]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Francis X Francis X on Apr 27, 2011

    Lucky. Most people shot in the Blackberry suffer stroke and death within 24 hours from being unable to check e-mail.

  • Y-Man Y-Man on Apr 30, 2011

    @Francis X:
    ROTFLMAO! VERY funny. I feel you. I feel the same way when I dont have my BBerry Vitamin fix.