DVD protects man from bullet

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WALTERBORO, S.C., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A restaurant patron in Walterboro, S.C., said he was saved from serious injury when a ricocheting bullet bounced off of a DVD in his coat pocket.

Barry McRoy, who serves as director of the Fire and Rescue Department of Colleton County, S.C., said the bullet was fired while two men in the restaurant were struggling over a gun, the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier reported Wednesday.


The bullet grazed the head of the man suspected of bringing the gun into the Waffle House, shattered a window and then struck McRoy in the abdomen.

"I was saved by a DVD," said McRoy, who walked away with only a bruise to his stomach. "How lucky can you get?"

The DVD, which was given to McRoy by an employee who had recorded a TV program about fire extinguishers on the disc, was broken along with the case that housed it.

The suspect, who was injured while another customer wrestled the gun from his hands, has been charged with two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill and other gun-related charges.

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