At around 11pm on Saturday, Feb. 6th, a man’s gun accidentally discharged inside a Fricker’s restaurant in Butler, Ohio. It was reported that while putting on his coat, the man’s gun accidentally discharged from a .32 caliber handgun in his coat pocket. The bullet ripped through his coat and hit his girlfriend in the left leg, but luckily that’s where she was carrying her BlackBerry Curve.
The bullet impacted the mobile phone dead center, stopping the bullet and preventing the woman from receiving anything more than just bruises. Butler Twp. police Capt. Carl Bush was quoted as saying, “The BlackBerry saved her absolutely. It could have been pretty serious.”
While the man did have a permit to carry the concealed weapon, the permit forbids any such weapon from being carried onto premises that sell alcohol. He faces charge of possession of a firearm in a liquor permit premises, a third-degree felony. The man faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, and if convicted, would also face mandatory revocation of his concealed carry permit.
The girlfriend is alive and well with only bruising, unfortunately the same cannot be said for the BlackBerry which was pronounced dead at the scene.
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