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Cellphone helps Florida man dodge bullet

Marc Perton

This sounds like one of those loopy stories that make their way around the world via chain e-mails, until you get 10 copies and are forced to create a dedicated spam filter just to deflect more. But we're going to spring it on you anyhow: A man in Crystal River, Florida, was apparently saved from certain death after being shot twice, when the cellphone in his shirt pocket slowed the bullet enough to keep it from killing him. This is apparently the second report in six months of cellphones protecting shooting victims; in an earlier incident, a man in Sussex, England, was saved by his LG. Oh, and in the Florida case, there's no word on where the second bullet went; maybe the dude's Blackberry protected him from that one.

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