DVD in Firefighter's Coat Blocks Bullet
Feb 19, 11:05 PM (ET)
WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man is thankful for a DVD that ended up taking a bullet for him. Colleton County Fire and Rescue Director Barry McRoy says he was leaving a Waffle House restaurant in Walterboro on Saturday morning when two men ran in fighting over a gun. Police say a bullet hit one of the struggling men, shattered a window and then hit McRoy.
The bullet hit a DVD McRoy was carrying in his pocket. He suffered a bruise but didn't realize he had been shot. As he told a police officer what happened he noticed a bullet hole in his jacket, the shattered DVD case and a piece of the bullet.
"I was saved by a DVD," McRoy says. "How lucky can you get?"
One man was arrested on assault and battery and gun charges.
The DVD was nicked. It was a gift from an employee who had recorded a TV show about fire extinguishers.
• Was Mr. McRoy one very lucky man? or was this divine providence?
• Would you first need to know if McRoy is a believer? or if he prayed for protection that morning?
• What about the thousands struck by stray bullets which were not deflected by a wallet or DVD case or other object?
• Random stroke of luck? or Divine Will in action?
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