Bullet proof bra!

A US woman had a lucky escape when a burglar's bullet bounced off the metal underwire in her bra.

Police in the city of Detroit said one of three intruders fired a shot when the woman looked out of her window and saw them raiding the house next door.

The bullet smashed the window and hit her, but instead of causing serious injury - or worse - it was deflected off the wiring in her bra.

The unnamed 57-year-old woman was taken to hospital and released the same day.

"It did slow the bullet down," said a police spokesman. "She sustained injuries but they're not life-threatening."

Teenage gang

The woman, who lives on the west side of Detroit, had seen the youths breaking into the house next door while her neighbour was away.

Police believe one of the gang saw her looking out of the window and fired at her.

The suspects then drove away after the shooting.

Local police Sgt Eren Stephens Bell told the Detroit News: "We need to get some bulletproof vests made from that. It is some strong wire."

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Doctor What8 years ago
Interesting. Too bad I'm not female! Bulletproof cup perhaps?
What it that?
A cup is placed inside a jock strap. It protects the manly bits.
After wearing just ONE bullet proof vest, and then getting shot with it on, I am sure you would not volunteer to test out the cup LOL
If you have done it, what does it feel like?
Is it worth trying?
The vest keeps you from getting "punctured" by the bullet. BUT, imagine all that power (if the weapon is high powered) from the bullet being distributed to the one point where it strikes....it is much like a concentrated hammer strike in a small area. You bruise, sometimes badly, ribs can be broken from the impact....thankfully I never experienced it, but my one uncle was a policeman and DID. He showed me the bruise mark. It looked like he'd been hit by a softball traveling at quite a velocity.
I'd buy one of those!
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