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#468956 - Thu Apr 23 2009 06:36 PM Great Support
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Bullet bounces off US woman's bra
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."







BBC website

Now that is a wonder bra!

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#468957 - Thu Apr 23 2009 07:25 PM Re: Great Support [Re: Copago]
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Gee, can you just see the advertising this company can come up with now?
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#468958 - Fri Apr 24 2009 03:03 AM Re: Great Support [Re: ClaraSue]
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There goes the sale of bullet-proof vests.
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#468959 - Fri Apr 24 2009 12:15 PM Re: Great Support [Re: lady1]
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Anyone who wears 'underwire' knows it can be VERY strong, and uncomfortable! I believe they are almost all made of heavy duty plastic, now. Still a lot like torture...
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#468960 - Fri Apr 24 2009 01:22 PM Re: Great Support [Re: veronikkamarrz]
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Actually underwired bras can be bad for your health. I suffered phlebothrombosis of the epigastric vein and the doctor/surgeon who diagnosed the problem asked if I always wore an underwired bra, which at the time I did. He told me the pressure of the wire had caused the problem. It was jolly painful I can tell you. I haven't worn wires since then.
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#468961 - Fri Apr 24 2009 02:36 PM Re: Great Support [Re: sue943]
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Well, be careful if you ever get shot at, Sue!

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#468962 - Fri Apr 24 2009 04:00 PM Re: Great Support [Re: Copago]
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If they shoot me in the heart then it will test my carbon fibre heart valves to see how strong they are.
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#468963 - Mon Apr 27 2009 08:33 AM Re: Great Support [Re: sue943]
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Perhaps you can paint a target on your chest and see how strong they are.
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#468964 - Tue Apr 28 2009 04:02 AM Re: Great Support [Re: lady1]
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Perhaps you can paint a target on your chest and see how strong they are.




I do have one 'party trick', I can stick fridge magnets to my chest. My sternum is 'wired' and from time to time I set off airport security beepers, but not always thank goodness.
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#468965 - Tue Apr 28 2009 07:03 AM Re: Great Support [Re: sue943]
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Oh my! Hope Denni goes through security before you so she does not have to wait while you explain.
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#468966 - Wed Apr 29 2009 08:15 AM Re: Great Support [Re: lady1]
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I'll keep my Wonder Woman comments to myself!
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