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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."

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Doctor What

9 years ago

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

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Doctor Whatdombeef

Reply 9 years ago

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

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GoodhartDoctor What

Reply 9 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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GoodhartDoctor What

Reply 9 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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Keith-Kid

9 years ago

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

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Keith-Kidkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Labot2001

9 years ago

I wish I had bulletproof undies.

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GoodhartLabot2001

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Chicken2209Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

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

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GoodhartKeith-Kid

Reply 9 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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n8manGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

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

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KentsOkay

9 years ago

There I was envisioning battle armour...

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Keith-KidKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

I call it lying. (is that correct?)

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comodore

9 years ago

hahahaha That is so lucky !

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flio191

9 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...