Woman's bra saves her from hunter's stray bullet

By Marilyn Malara
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MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN, Germany, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A female cyclist's underwire bra may have saved her from life-threatening injuries after a hunter accidentally shot her.

The 41-year-old tourist was riding across a field with her husband when she unknowingly rolled into a boar hunt, German newspaper Gadebusch-Rehnaer reported Friday. During a break, the woman felt a sudden sharp pain in her chest, soon realizing the underwire from her bra deflected a bullet.


The couple immediately alerted the alleged shooter of the accident after he was spotted at a neighboring farm.

"Those in charge of the hunt broke it up straight away" area police spokesperson Andre Falke said.

The shooter is reportedly being investigated on suspicion of injury caused by negligence.

This isn't the first report of the undergarment blocking a potentially deadly bullet. In Feb., a Brazilian woman's life was saved when her black underwire bra stopped a stray round from hitting her in the heart.

"It was not just the bra wiring, which softened [it] a little," she told reporters, "but God who saved me."

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