HTC DROID Incredible saves a man's life by taking a bullet for its owner

HTC DROID Incredible saves a man's life by taking a bullet for its owner
How many times have you heard someone describe their smartphone as a lifesaver?  Of course, the comment wasn't meant literally, just a way to describe how important the functions of a smartphone have become in our everyday lives. On the other hand, there is the story of John Garber of Atlanta.

The valet, who works at Club Halo in the city, was shot at after some patrons of the nightclub were kicked out. One shot pierced Garber's coat and would have done some serious damage, but the battery on his HTC DROID Incredible stopped the bullet. The phone was in his breast pocket. The shooters were busted by the cops and HTC earned a lifetime of loyalty from John Garber who says he will never switch to another cell phone manufacturer.

source: DailyMobile

Related phones

Droid Incredible
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh(5.21h talk time)
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)



1. Syksyd

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 16, 2010


2. cadetz unregistered

i hope htc will give him a new phone for that it's kinda good PR if they actually do give him a brand new phone

3. dan_md

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2010

HTC: quietly brilliant in saving lives.

4. Blo unregistered

HTC: now expanding into the security market with the HTC Kevlar

5. Adz unregistered

The Incredible has a red battery? Looks like an EVO battery to me.

6. ecml490 unregistered

I think that the Incredible has a red back (as in under the battery door) so it would probably have a red battery

13. darth_dad

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 16, 2010

Both the inside of the phone and the battery are indeed red.

7. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Yes the Incredible has a Red interior, including the battery.

8. timshady337

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 19, 2009

Droid Does!

11. Rejeimha

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 29, 2010

Droid Does...stop bullets. FTFY

9. Exile SS

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

This reminds me of the Motorola Droid that exploded on some guys's ear... So HTC saves you, while Motorola kills you?

10. htc fan unregistered

yea htc, i got my incredible, i knew it was good, but wouldnt have thought bullet proof.

12. Nova2Fly unregistered

It is an HTC Evo. Go to CNN.COM and watch the story.

14. ATL's Own unregistered

Your right, it was an EVO, he bought it from our Best Buy Mobile store. Our manager looked at it, and we knew who he was. We swapped it out for him. He was such a humble dude, he didn't want any attention at all.

15. Itzatlas

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

At Engaget it says that it was an Evo not Incredible. I believe it was the Incredible though because it IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16. cmdpapichulo unregistered

I just checked CNN it was an HTC Evo so they need to get there facts straight before posting another model phone in the Title ....but yes the incredible and the evo have the same battery there are basically the same phone minus a few feature and size

17. rafaelinuxxxxZSDAS unregistered

That's why touchscreen phones suck. They're all the same. No innovations on design, be it iPhone, N8, or Xperia Arc, they're hardly diffferent.

20. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

First of all you are ridiculous. Second, you're wrong. There are innovations. Third, you can say that about everything, if you have idiotic thinking like this. You probably can't afford something with a touch screen. So you're jealous. Your comment is so aggravating...

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

HTC does make fantastic phones. Though I wonder how my Droid X might've fared. (imagines my X being usable after the incident)

19. Roshan unregistered

Engadget has the same story but said it was an HTC Evo, not Incredible. The batteries in these two phones are the same except for the Evo coming with 1500mAh and the Incredible coming with 1300mAh.

21. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

So, just wondering, how are the batteries the same?

22. spinelessrabbit

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 28, 2010

lucky bastard he needs to go to the casino!

23. drock13087 unregistered

get off verizons dick. was an evo..but verizon doesnt make evos so therefore it has to be an incredible

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