Nokia smartphone deflects bullet, saves police officer


Here's a story of a smartphone – a trusty Nokia Lumia 520 – that literally saved its owner's bottom. On May 1, a 24-year-old military police officer went over to his parents' house with the intention to ask his mother to wash his uniform for him. Little did he know that he was about to arrive at a crime scene – two robbers were looting the house, all the while holding his mom and dad as hostages. Probably after seeing the uniform in his hands, the criminals quickly realized that the young man was a police officer and fired a couple of rounds at him.

Luckily, nobody got hurt after the shots had been fired. One of the bullets missed the officer, while the other hit the said Lumia 520, which was inside his pocket. The smartphone did not survive the encounter with the round, as you can see from the picture above, but its owner walked away safe, sound, and supposedly a Nokia fan for life. The robbers, which successfully made off with several phones, jewelry, and more of the family's possession, have not been caught yet as of this writing.

source: Globo (translated)

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Lumia 520
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
    0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1

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