In Winter Garden, Florida, a gas station clerk’s life may have been saved by his cell phone. The clerk was shot at during an attempted armed robbery and his cell phone blocked a bullet fired at his chest in an attempted armed robbery.
The shooting occurred Friday when a man entered inside the Hess gas station and asked a clerk to help him find a certain beverage. The man immediately pulled out a gun and demanded that the clerk open the safe, but the clerk was unable to do so. A second clerk then entered the store and the perpetrator ordered that he open the safe.
Once both clerks were unable to open the safe, the perpetrator shot his gun as he left the store. Emergency services workers were called to the store, and as they were interviewing one of the clerks, he complained pains in his chest. They later realized that the gunshot hit one of the clerks and it struck his cell phone and the cell phone had stopped his bullet. The chest pains were caused by the impact of the bullet on the cell phone. He didn’t suffer any other injuries and was quickly released after being checked at a hospital.
The perpetrator was described as a black man, approximately 6 feet tall, dark-colored sweatshirt, a bright yellow vest and white gloves.