HTC EVO 3D takes a bullet for its owner and saves his life

HTC EVO 3D takes a bullet for its owner and saves his life
We all know the amazing things that the average smartphone can do. The device can not only make and take calls, but we can find out in real time traffic conditions on our commute home, get stock prices for even the most obscure company, catapult an Angry Bird at a pig and within seconds, listen to a radio station from a city hundreds of miles away. We can watch and even upload videos to YouTube, watch CNN talk about yet another school shooting, and receive the Smedley contract to revise and send out by email for electronic signature.

With all of the things that the average smartphone can do, one thing that you do not expect from your handset is for it to take a bullet for you and save your life. But that is exactly what happened to an unnamed Hess clerk in Winter Garden, Florida. The man's HTC EVO 3D took the brunt of a gunshot fired by a robber who fired a revolver at the clerk. The robber went into the gas station and forced two clerks to try to open the safe. When neither could, the intruder left, but not before firing off a round at one of the men. Luckily, the bullet was intercepted by the phone and the clerk never knew he was shot until he fished his HTC EVO 3D out of his pocket.

The shooter remained at large as of Monday afternoon. While the clerk suffered minor injuries, the HTC EVO 3D pretty much bought the farm.

source: WFTV

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1. Beijendorf unregistered

These HTC ad campaigns are getting more and more odd.

15. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Right in the Lithium!!!

37. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

looks like HTC's investment on ironman has payed off

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Good going HTC EVO... I hope they catch the robber!

35. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013


3. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

This is not the first time even the first htc evo taken a bullet to save its owner

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

....wut. I kinda feel like thin phones aren't really the way to go anymore...LOL

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Nice 3D wallpaper.

6. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

a testament to the build quality of HTC. Had that been any of the Samsung Galaxy phones (aside of the GS4 Active), the bullet would've gone right thru the phone.

13. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Heck, it would have accelerated the bullet due to its glossy finish plastic! If it had been a Nokia, on the other hand, the bullet would have richocheted back at the robber. Jokes aside (that thing about Nokia was not a joke, though), quite a good show by that phone. It saved his life!

17. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

had it been a crappIe product, it would have caused shrapnell and killed the poor isheep

29. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

they explode when you try to make call while charging imagine coming into contact with a bullet lol

28. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

the nokia X2 did it last year ?

30. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

so you think. Put an gs3 near your heart and lets test out your theory. If your right one idiot dead if you are wrong you shut up either way I only see pluses.

7. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Cool If I was the owner of the HTC Evo 3D I would throw a party in remembrance and appreciation for the HTC Evo 3D that bit the bullet.

18. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

for reals, make him a spokesman 4 htc, like Jared from subway!!

8. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

HTC should use this to their advantage. Total PR win. And while they are at it they should replace that phone with a EVO 4G LTE or a ONE. Which ever the man prefers

19. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

im thinkin a 4G LTE as its got a better camera. i mean he did buy a camera centric phone with a 3D camera.

9. GeekMovement unregistered

where did he put this htc evo 3d? shirt pocket?

11. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Good question. Most likely?

16. GeekMovement unregistered

I should start wearing shirts with pockets and keep my phone tucked away there.

20. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

right? they always fall out of shirt pockets as the phones are usually too heavy

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Thanks HTC...

12. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

Army shud start wearing htc evo made jackets instead of bullit proff jackets

21. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Steeewwwpiiidd!!!!!....... but fun, plus 1 for u !!!

14. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

He's lucky he pulled the phone out when he did because that LiPo battery was ready to burst from the bullet damage.

22. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

What's hilarious is that this isn't the first time an HTC phone has saved a life. Last time it was a valet at a nightclub who was shot at by angry patrons who were just kicked out.

23. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Looks like the area where the logic board is was unaffected, totally fixable.all this phone would need it's a new frame LCD digitizer battery and maybe a couple other small things, oh yea baby HTC build quality all the way!

24. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

So in other words, half the damn phone? :P

25. andynaija

Posts: 1261; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I'd rather get a replacement/new phone.

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