LA: Cell phone in man's chest pocket stops bullet
Cell phone in man's chest pocket stops bullet He says he's sure God
told him to put the phone in his chest pocket
The Associated Press
updated 4:07 p.m. MT, Thurs., Nov. 20, 2008
COVINGTON, La. - A man says his cell phone saved his life. A stray
.45-caliber bullet hit R.J. Richard's chest while he was mowing the lawn
— hitting so hard he thought it was a stone kicked out by his tractor.
He pulled out the phone. It fell apart.
The 68-year-old man was bruised. He said doctors told him two things
prevented worse injury, maybe even death: the phone, and the fact that
the bullet came in at an angle rather than head-on.
Reports of pocket Bibles saving their owners' lives pop up every so
often. Richard says he's sure that God told him to put the phone in his
overalls chest pocket rather than a pants pocket as usual. He said that
Saturday's incident increased his faith.
He figured the bullet was fired by a hunter in woods near his 5-acre
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