Thursday, April 23, 2009

On the lighter side - bra deflects bullet, saves woman's life!

Madonna's cones

I've heard of a bullet bra but never a bra stopping a bullet until this headline (which sounds straight out of the New York Post but instead comes to us from the Motorcity).  Here's the full story from the Detroit Free Press:

An underwire brassiere may be credited with saving the life of a 57-year-old Detroit woman who was shot by thieves after she spotted them breaking into her neighbor's home in northwest Detroit on Tuesday. 

The thin metal piece beneath Faustina Green's bra cup deflected the bullet.

She noticed three teenage boys burglarizing her next-door neighbor's empty house on the 17500 block of Huntington around 11 a.m., according to police.

Leola Brock-Reese rushed home after her alarm company phoned her daughter, she said. The thieves took some of the 72-year-old's jewelry.

Police are looking for three boys, ages 16-18, two of whom wore dark-colored hooded sweatshirts with red and black stitched designs, according to Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens Bell. They left in a four-door burgundy Dodge Neon with no hubcaps.

I never knew a Neon came in a 4 door.  Anyhow, I'm sure there's a good law school hypo in this somewhere.

Hat tip to the online ABA Journal Blog.

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl)

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