Gas Station Clerk Owes Life To Cellphone

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.


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