A new use for cell phones?

@sacmom (14315)
United States
November 25, 2008 4:07am CST
While I was driving home I was listening to the radio. During one of their commercials the DJ spoke about a man who's cell phone saved his life, literally. Apparently a stray bullet shot the man in the chest while he was riding on his lawnmower. The cell phone, which he normally puts in his pants pocket was in his shirt pocket instead. Had it not been for the cell phone, this man may not be alive today. Talk about an amazing story! You can read more about it at this link: http://www.wwltv.com/topstories/stories/wwl111908tplucky.1cc3c41f3.html Have you heard this story before this? What do you think about it?
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46 responses
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
25 Nov 08
That is amazing. I had heard about this a while back. He is so very lucky to have had the cell phone right where he needed it.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Really? How long ago? I only heard about it yesterday and when I looked it up I saw that the article was posted just a few days ago on November 21st.
@glords (2615)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Wow what a miracle. The fact that he rarely kept his phone in his shirt is a testament that this man was saved by divine intervention for a higher purpose. I think God must have plans for this man to have survived such a horrific experience. I'm glad that you shared this story.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
26 Nov 08
I have seent hat happening on TV a lot. The recent movie "Bring the House down" had one scene just like that! I never knew it could actually happen in real life! I wonder which phone he is using. I am guessing it is probably an older model that is thicker. Cells today are made so thin, I don't know if they will be able to block a bullet or not. THe article also did not mention where the source of the bullet is from. It is so darn dangerous. Imagine, if the phone had not been there, an innocent life who is going about minding his own business would have been lost just like that! *snap fingers* That guy really had a lucky break! Otherwise, he has one heck of a vigilant guardian angel watching over him!
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I never knew it could happen in real life either! That's why I was so fascinated with this story.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
1 Dec 08
Thanks for the best response! Well, it is good that such things do actually happen. Makes you think a lot about what is possible and what is not. Now, watching TV is bring whole new perspective on life. The possibilities are endless and it stops only with our imagination!
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• Canada
25 Nov 08
Hi sacmom! I think that is amazing! What are the odds of this!?!? That man definitely has a purpose here still! I love reading true stories like this So much of the news is bad and so this is encouraging! ~Heavens~
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Nov 08
I have no idea! I do too heavens. That's one of the reasons why I thought I'd share it on here. To give some good news for a change.
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• Canada
27 Nov 08
Truly Amazing! ~HEavens~
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
27 Nov 08
Hey, that seems about one of the most positive uses for the cellphones LOL ( I knew they actually had at least one positive use hehehehehe ) I think that this man was really lucky and should thank his lucky star because it's one of those things that sound like a miracle or something :)
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
3 Dec 08
It definitely sounds like a miracle to me.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
27 Nov 08
Yup, i have heard about this story, and it's really amazing.. lol =D I guess the man was really lucky too, to have his cell phone in his shirt pocket instead.. hehe ^_^ I wonder which cell phone he's using, and i might consider getting one too.. lol =D Because it can act as a bullet proof phone for me, and this gadget is something which james bond wont not have used either.. lol =D PLus, i have only seen such scenes in the movies b4, and i din expect it to really work in real life scenarios too.. lol
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I didn't think so either until this story. I thought such things only happened in movies and TV.
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• India
26 Nov 08
yes there are many instance happen or you might have heard before. But i believe its all fate and if its not your day everything will end up in bad. If its your day even bullets cant touch like what you were telling. Right ?
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I guess so!
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• Philippines
27 Nov 08
That is what we call a miracle. And the cellphone really can save people now. Maybe it is not his time to die. Maybe he still have obligation so God don't permit this to happen.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
That is really amazing... i watched movies where a person was saved from a gunshot becaues of a crucifix, amulet, bible, and even a coin... but this is the first time that i read about a man saved by his own cell phone... and he did not even need to call... i guess if it is not yet our time to go... then the things the we least expect to save us... will definitely save us...
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
26 Nov 08
That guy was plain lucky. However, I too read that cellphones should not be put near the heart as it might affect the heart with the radiation from the cellphone. It might be a myth but it pays to be cautious.
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
A very lucky guy indeed! Maybe it's really not his time yet that's why the universe conspired and made him place his phone on his shirt pocket. I've heard a lot of similar stories of bullets being stopped by almost everything. from books to piles of lottery tickets, I think this would make it's place with these stories.
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@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
26 Nov 08
No, I have not heard this story before. I think things like that happen for a reason. I think it is an act of God. As God has plans for tha man yet. As he time is not done here on earth. I know not very many people agree with the way I think. But thats fine.
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@pengbubu (1015)
• China
26 Nov 08
LOL, It's lucky. I've never heard of this. Amazing!
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I did hear this story a while back and it was amazing.....must not have been his time to go...I know there are several times when I did something out of the ordinary that might have saved my life......When I was in high school there was a terrible accident that killed two of my friends....my sister and I had decided to stay home that night instead of running around....we would have been sitting where are friends were because we were the first ones he stopped to see if we wanted to go. I think if we all look back at our experiences we can see something like this....it's amazing!
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@gaisri (154)
• India
25 Nov 08
He is very lucky to see the dawn. It does not mean than cell phones always prevent the penetration. Either the bullet would have been shot from a long range and the bullet must have lost its momentum by the time it hit him..or else it should be a deflected bullet (from a stone or an iron). A close ranged shot would have pierced him through the mobile. He should thank his lucky stars for being alive..
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@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Wow! The guy is extremely lucky. What are the odds of someone putting his cellphone on his shirt pocket at the precise moment when a stray bullet hits him? I say that it is one in a billion! Some bizarre things do happen at the most unexpected times. Truth can sometime be a more strange than fiction, isn't it? Anyway, I am glad that the man is alive.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
11 Jan 09
By what I heard, he didn't put it there at that very moment. He just happened to put it there that day. I believe all the other times he would put the cell phone in his pants pocket. So he was very fortunate to put it where he did that day!
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Ok! Now I'm going out & getting myself 45 cell phones & cover all of my vital organs with them... I'll be safe... ha ha ha... Of course just kidding... It's amazing how lucky this man was... I guess he has perfect excuse to get another cell phone... "Yeah, honey, I know cell phone costs a lot of money but last one saved my life...!!!!"
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
1 Dec 08
LOL! Now there's a thought! Trying to cover one's self with a bunch a cell phones! LOL
@MisterPlus (1917)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
That's an amazing story. It's like in the movies.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
1 Dec 08
It sure is! Just like it!
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
26 Nov 08
What are the odds of this happening?
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I don't know olive. But it must be pretty great as this type of story isn't heard of everyday.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I saw that on the local news! I was so amazed that the cell phone actually stopped the bullet like that. That guy was so lucky.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
30 Nov 08
He sure was!