Friday, April 24, 2009

Detroit police impressed by US woman's bra

According to BBC News, a gang of three teenage intruders were raiding the house next door of an unnamed 57-year-old woman in the city of Detroit. The woman, who lives on the west side of Detroit, saw the youths breaking into the house while her neighbor was away.

One of the gang saw her looking out of the window and fired at her. The armed burglars drove away after the shooting, police in the city of Detroit said.

The bullet smashed the window of her house and hit her, but instead of causing serious injury, or worse, it was deflected off the metal wiring in her bra. The woman was taken to hospital and she was released the same day.

The woman had a lucky escape when the burglar's bullet bounced off the metal wire that was embedded as reinforcement in her bra.

"It did slow the bullet down," said a Detroit police spokesman. "She sustained injuries but they're not life-threatening."

Detroit local police Sgt Eren Stephens Bell, who was impressed by the wire in the woman’s bra, told the Detroit News, "We need to get some bulletproof vests made from that. It is some strong wire."

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