November 20, 2008
Cellphone stops heart-bound bullet
A Louisiana man said a stray bullet left him with only a bruise after the slug struck a cell phone in a pocket covering his chest.
Ronald Richard said he was mowing his lawn Saturday when he felt a sharp impact on his chest, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Thursday.
I don't look at any of this as coincidence, said Richard, who suffered only bruising on his chest.
I look at this as God telling me to put my cell phone in that pocket, and I'm grateful and humbled.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain said investigators are attempting to determine the origin of the bullet. He said the shooting did not appear to be intentional.