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Bulletproof BlackBerry Saves Life

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You’ve heard the legend of Lt. Dixon’s bulletproof gold coin, but what about the lady who lived to see another day thanks to her bulletproof BlackBerry?  A Dayton, Ohio, woman is lucky to be alive thanks to her lifesaving smartphone.  According to police, the BlackBerry was in the right place at the right time when a gentleman with a concealed carry permit, the license allowing private individuals to carry their own firearm, accidently discharged his gun.  The gun owner was putting on his jacket when his gun fired, striking the nearby lady in the leg.  Thankfully, the bullet caused no damage other than destroying the BlackBerry and ripping a hole in the lady’s jeans.  Kennan Oliphant explains the amazing story in the video below.  You may want to think twice about which pocket your smartphone calls home.

As an educator and school counselor, Matthew is an advocate for using technology in the classroom and passionate about exposing students to technologies that will empower them in their future careers. Follow Matthew on Twitter.

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  1. chris hickie

    02/12/2010 at 4:06 am

    Remember when it used to be a pocket Bible or a whiskey flask that saved you from a bullet?

    The times, they are a changin’.

  2. SAM

    02/12/2010 at 4:40 pm

    There’s also the phones that have exploded in peoples pockets
    and killeed people.

    Glad to see in this case this lady was saved.

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