WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (October 29, 2013) A cellphone saved a gas station clerk from a robber's bullet in Winter Garden Fla., police say.
Winter Garden Police said in an e-mail that the clerk suffered only minor injuries when the robber fired a bullet at his abdomen.
The clerk’s cellphone stopped the bullet.
The close call happened Monday at 4:45 a.m. in Winter Garden, a suburb of Orlando.
A man entered the gas station and asked a clerk for help.
Then he showed the worker a revolver and demanded he open the safe.
When the clerk couldn't open the safe, the robber ordered a second clerk to try.
He was also unsuccessful.
The robber fired a round at one of the clerks and fled.
Police say the worker had no idea the bullet had hit his cellphone until he pulled it out of his shirt pocket.