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Nextel phone proves its ruggedness as it stops a bullet in its track

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Nextel phone proves its ruggedness as it stops a bullet in its track
We all know that there are a handful of mobile phones that we trust with our lives, literally, Sprint-Nextel rugged phones might be the one you'll want to be sporting if ever a bullet is headed your way.

Juan Camarena who is 54, was probably extremely grateful to find himself surviving a gun shot thanks to his Nextel phone. Minding his own business while sweeping the floors of a New York City apartment, he found himself as the prime target of the building's supervisor's wrath after getting the bad news that he was being replaced.

The supervisor shot Camarena from just a few feet away, but luckily, he was able to get away soon after as he “climbed up a floor when he felt a burn near his stomach as the bullet hit the Nextel phone tucked in a jacket pocket.” Thanks to his trusty, and no longer functional Nextel phone, his life was spared as he only received a half-inch scratch from it.

Unfortunately, the shooter left the scene and is still at large, but the obvious question now is if Camarena can get his handset replaced – let's hope he has insurance.

via IntoMobile

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

1. ibap (Posts: 710; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


The phone manufacturer should buy the phone from him to use in ads, and give him a new one. Motorola?

posted on 09 Oct 2010, 14:10

2. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


That would be a lawsuit waiting to happen.

posted on 09 Oct 2010, 15:20

3. Virtual (unregistered)


It would have been more awesome if the phone had actually survived.

posted on 10 Oct 2010, 15:13

4. pingpong (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


What an amazing story. On a seperate note, why would the supervisor be shooting up the people in the apartment? It's like "Oh no I lost my job because I wasn't doing it right, now to shoot up some people that had nothing to do with it."

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