A Californian student was saved by his
iPhone when the device stopped a bullet
fired during an armed robber.
The incident happened at a student
apartment complex when the man was
followed late at night, KFSN has reported.
It is understood that the gates at the
complex had been left open, enabling the
robber to enter.
The thief pulled a gun on the victim, before
snatching his backpack, which contained
his laptop. He then fired a single bullet,
before fleeing with the backpack.
Luckily, the gun shot caused the victim no
injury as his iPhone suffered its full effect.
The victim’s roommate, Faris Alotaibi, told
KFSN that the victim was shot in the leg
and his phone prevented it from entering
The robber is believed to still be at large.
Last October, a 25-year-old man survived
being shot with a shotgun when his iPhone
suffered most of the damage.
The man, who was out walking with his
dog, managed to get up and make his way
home, despite sustaining serious injuries to
Detective Inspector Gary McIntyre,
investigating the shooting, said the incident
“Had the phone not been in his pocket at
that time he would undoubtedly have died,”
The year before, the life of a petrol worker
was saved in the same way when they were
shot at during a robbery.