This phone blocks calls — and bullets.
A Brazilian man was “saved” by a superhero after his Incredible Hulk-themed phone cover miraculously deflected a bullet throughout an armed theft. A tweet recounting the Marvel-ous save presently boasts greater than 6,000 likes.
“The bullet ended up in his cell phone!!!” posted the person’s doctor, Dr. Pedro Carvalho, of the shot-blocking incident, which occurred on Thursday, Oct. 7, in Petrolina within the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, the Daily Mail reported.
The unnamed man was reportedly accosted by muggers, who shot him earlier than fleeing. Police officers subsequently arrived on the scene, whereupon the fortunate man was whisked to the University Hospital.
When they examined the victim’s physique, medical doctors discovered that the bullet hadn’t even damaged his pores and skin. Instead, the projectile had grazed the lucky soul’s hip earlier than bouncing off his Motorola smartphone, which sported a case fittingly emblazoned with a picture of Hulk, Marvel’s nearly invulnerable inexperienced superhero.
The picture shared by attending doctor Dr. Carvalho exhibits a spiderweb crack within the phone display screen the place the bullet struck it, à la the bullet-blocking Bible trope from various TV shows.
Aside from being shaken by the stickup, the affected person solely suffered a small bruise on the level of influence, per the tweet. He was discharged from the hospital mere minutes after the examination.
Unfortunately, the theft suspects have but to be recognized and it’s unclear whether or not authorities are investigating the case additional.
This isn’t the primary time an unlikely object has stopped somebody from getting killed by a gunshot. In April 2020, a girl was saved by silicon after she apparently deflected a bullet together with her breast implants.