What’s the best phone to buy if you’re looking to protect your fragile body from a bullet? If a recent story out of Florida (of course) is any indication, perhaps you should be taking a look at HTC’s offerings. Allegedly, an HTC phone belonging to a convenience store clerk is credited with saving his life after it stopped a bullet shot at him during a robbery attempt.
Police said it wasn’t until they were interviewing the clerk that he started to complain of feeling chest pain
“The clerk said, ‘I feel like my chest hurts.’ That’s when medical personnel started looking at him, realized the guy had actually shot at him, hit him, and the cell phone had stopped his bullet,” said Winter Garden police Lt. Scott Allen.
The screen was shattered and embedded with a bullet.
See? Everyone keeps saying we need to make our smartphones thinner and lighter and less substantial, but clearly there are advantages to a tougher device.
Oh, and the best part about this story? HTC is sending the clerk a “Glad You’re OK” care package that includes a brand new HTC One. Nice!
— HTC (@htc) October 29, 2013
(via Business Insider)