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Bullet proof bra! Answered

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."

BBC Story

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Doctor What
Doctor What

10 years ago

Interesting. Too bad I'm not female! Bulletproof cup perhaps?

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 10 years ago

What it that?

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 10 years ago

A cup is placed inside a jock strap. It protects the manly bits.

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

=O

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 10 years ago

If you have done it, what does it feel like?

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 10 years ago

Is it worth trying?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

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.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

I'd buy one of those!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

SECOND

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

10 years ago

I wish I had a bullet proof bra....or an orange apple.....Orapple? Apenge? Oprangle? Aprange? Oprang?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Orple.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

That is why you are the master, and I am merely a pupil.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

10 years ago

I wish I had bulletproof undies.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Do you expect someone to shoot you in the lower portion of your torso for some reason? ;-)

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 10 years ago

if its below the waist its not counted as attempted murder :(

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

just a painful incident, eh?

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

I have enemies....

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

It might actually be more painful to have bullet proof vest-like material down there, than to not have it. It would be a close call I am sure.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

I'll just wear some MC Hammer pants!

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n8man
n8man

Reply 10 years ago

Maybe if they really hated you and you did, errrr... something...

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Camisado
Camisado

Reply 10 years ago

That'll be sweet....

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

10 years ago

There I was envisioning battle armour...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Call it journalistic licence...

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

I call it lying. (is that correct?)

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

I concur

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

:(

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comodore
comodore

10 years ago

hahahaha That is so lucky !

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flio191
flio191

10 years ago

though, i suspect an entire bra made of wire would weigh it down... annihilating the purpose of a... keep-it-up bra. unless you're making the straps a no-stretch kevlar... im thinking too far aren't i...