Police say cellphone stopped bullet fired at clerk
Winter Garden, Fla. • Police say a cellphone saved a Florida gas station clerk from a robber's bullet.
Police said in an email that a clerk had just minor injuries after a robber fired a bullet at his abdomen. Police say his cellphone stopped it.
The close call happened Monday at 4:45 a.m. in Winter Garden, a suburb of Orlando.
A man entered the gas station and asked a clerk for help. Then he showed the clerk a revolver and demanded he open the safe.
When the clerk couldn't open the safe, the robber ordered a second clerk to try. He was also unsuccessful.
The man fired a round at one of the clerks and fled.
Police say the worker had no idea the bullet had hit his cellphone until he pulled it out of his shirt pocket.