Man says cell phone saved him from stray bullet

Nov 21, 2008 Full story: hosted.ap.org 10

COVINGTON, La. (AP) -- R.J. Richard says he doesn't normally put his cell phone in his chest pocket. But he says it saved his life the one time he did.

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country boy

Mauldin, SC

#1 Nov 21, 2008
the cell did not save his life the lord was just looking out 4 him

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#2 Nov 21, 2008
Well, we hear of cell phones causing accidents. But here is a case of a cell phone preventing one. Of course, the same can be said for cigarettes. We hear of people dying from smoking-related illnesses, but every once in a while, we hear of a pack of cigarettes stopping a bullet.

“goal: verbal innovation”

Since: Nov 08

Jacksonville, Florida

#3 Nov 21, 2008
Good for him! Now please don't get cancer from cell phone usage.
Neighbor

Mandeville, LA

#4 Nov 21, 2008
RJ Richard is my neighbor and I ran over right after I heard the bullets. He called me to say he was shot but was okay. He never told the media that "God told him to put the cell phone in his pocket", it is a misquote. He said he normally puts it in his hip pocket but for some reason he didn't this time. He was thankful to God that he was not killed and felt humble about it. I just want to set the record straight.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Nov 22, 2008
Was he still able to call 911 with it?

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Nov 22, 2008
Really close shave with that RAZR.

“Hey, it's an arctic fox”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#7 Nov 23, 2008
I saw something like this on CSI!!!!!!!
check it out

Emmaus, PA

#8 Nov 23, 2008
God Calling....Can you hear me now?!?
Brad

Lititz, PA

#9 Nov 23, 2008
country boy wrote:
the cell did not save his life the lord was just looking out 4 him
Wouldn't it have been easier for the Lord to just not send the bullet?

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Nov 24, 2008
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
Wouldn't it have been easier for the Lord to just not send the bullet?
The Lord works in mysterious ways. Really, really mysterious.

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