Tuesday, May 26, 2015

iPhone 5C Saved A Man's Life

Actual photo of victim's iPhone (From Cheshire Police)

This past Fall in England, a 25 year old man was shot in the chest with a shotgun after a verbal altercation in front of his home.  Luckily, the iPhone 5C in his pocket took the majority of the blast; saving his life.

From New York Post:

Nineteen-year-old Ryan Duggan has been found guilty of attempted murder after shooting a man in Cheshire County, England.
The victim was walking home at about 8:30 p.m. in October 2014 after taking his dog for a walk. When he came home, he noticed the water at his apartment had been turned off, according to a news release from Cheshire police.
The victim suspected a group outside, which Duggan was a part of, was responsible for turning off the water and went out to speak to them, resulting in a verbal altercation and a chase. During the chase, Duggan pulled out a sawed-off shotgun and fired it at the victim, according to the news release.
The victim fell to the floor after sustaining serious injuries and was taken to Aintree Hospital in serious condition.
But an iPhone in his pocket may be the reason he survived.
“Fortunately, the victim’s mobile phone took the brunt of the shot and, as a result of this, he survived,” Detective Inspector Gary McIntyre said. “This is remarkable – had that phone not been in his pocket at that time, he would undoubtedly have died.”
Duggan was charged and arrested on Nov. 25, 2014.

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