Nokia smartphone deflects bullet, saves police officer

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" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh(9.6h 3G talk time)

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56 Comments

1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

So nokia is the best phone...

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes...

55. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

No...

56. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

If it ran Android it would.

13. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

I wouldn't go that far. But yes in the old days.

23. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Yup. Kind of hard when these kind of amazing stories pop up, when Nokia devices division is sold off. And that too, to one of the clumsiest and monopolistic companies in the world.

28. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Clumsiest and monopolistic???? U have such a blind hate Windows Phone 8.1, windows 8.1 and its update 1, office for ios and Android, office 365, oneNote for mac and other platforms and lots of others r all proof that Microsoft is the most listening company to customers and one of the best that takes customers' feedback into consideration. Technically, most customers requests have been put into their products. I don't understand, why people r not mad at google with what it did with motorola , which has a history 2nd to nokia's. At least, Microsoft kept D&S division intact unlike google when acquired moto in 2012. If Nokia couldn't keep its independence, then it's best to be under Microsoft rather than google or some Chinese company that would have cut it into chunks and take what they see the best for them.

30. papss unregistered

Its called blind fanboyism sir. They turn a head to anything google like the stupid price of GG or make excuses.. They are pathetic

42. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"Clumsiest and monopolistic????" Yes. "Technically, most customers requests have been put into their products." Haven't used Windows 8.1, so can't say whether its improved. "Windows Phone 8.1" One of the reasons why i said Microsoft is clumsy. "I don't understand, why people r not mad at google with what it did with motorola " I have limited experience with Google and no experience with Motorola, so can't comment on them. "it's best to be under Microsoft rather than google or some Chinese company that would have cut it into chunks and take what they see the best for them." Microsoft has done the same. Also, i never wanted Google (or anyone for that matter) to buy Nokia's devices division.

43. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

"Clumsiest and monopolistic???? U have such a blind hate Windows Phone 8.1, windows 8.1 and its update 1, office for ios and Android, office 365, oneNote for mac and other platforms and lots of others r all proof that Microsoft is the most listening company to customers and one of the best that takes customers' feedback into consideration." Yeah sure. Microsoft was told all that BEFORE Win8 came out, and THEY DIDN'T LISTEN. And that's ok, because I hope they keep going full metro retard and lose even more customers, you know, the only ones MS cares about, the enterprise! "I don't understand, why people r not mad at google with what it did with motorola , which has a history 2nd to nokia's. At least, Microsoft kept D&S division intact unlike google when acquired moto in 2012." Because they are doing project Aria and need the patents themselves. "If Nokia couldn't keep its independence, then it's best to be under Microsoft rather than google or some Chinese company that would have cut it into chunks and take what they see the best for them." Ah yes, a company who has yet to make any profit except on windows software and office. I'm sure Nokia is in good hands!

45. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

"monopolistic" You mean the one company that released their operating system on as many manufacters as possible? You mean the company that "won" because it's competition was trying to create a computer monopoly for itself? Apple is still doing that with phones. And microsoft is still allowing anyone to use their OS in their phones. Nothing has changed except Linux beat Microsoft to the punch this time around.

53. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

you obviously don't know about Microsoft's history !

33. express77 unregistered

They can use it for advertising. "No other phone can save your life."

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Heavy, and thick, now u guys knew it why. Nokia should now open new business and make protection equipments.

2. ysk79

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

maybe making bullet proof pants is the way to go for MS Nokia

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Please don't include "MS", Nokia is the one who made the phone.

17. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Agreed. MS does nothing with Nokia Phone and if MS has enough ability to make a look & feel phone like Nokia did, it's surely not bought Nokia

31. papss unregistered

Looks at the surface construction...hmmm I'm not only certain they can buy they WILL

46. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

Truth is it doesn't matter how good devices microsoft make (Surface/Xbox) you will still crap all over them because of your precious "Nokia" which was failing. Nokia phones have been behind the curve in specs for years. If Microsoft has any commonsense they will finally have Lumia Phones actually be competition for the Iphone and Galaxy. And get rid of that awful number naming system. Just call the next Flagship phone the Lumia 4.

3. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Its a NOKIA phone.... Need i say more?

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Nokia, indestructible and trusted for incredible durability build since 1871. Nokia, I salute to you and also salute to the little champ Lumia 520.

7. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wonder what model Nokia plans to give him as a replacement.

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Nokia Lumia 630/635?

12. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Nah...1520 or Icon at the very least?

19. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Nokia would give him a replacement if the company still own its D&S as before.

9. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

I've really abused my Lumia 520 and dropped it a million times, but it still stands tall and works perfectly. Salute to Nokia.

10. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

nokia you were great while you lasted!

11. Sauce unregistered

Join the club! iPhone welcomes you :)

14. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Brace yourselves. "Nokia Indestructible" jokes are coming. Ah... I will miss Nokia... Screw you, Microsoft.

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Budget lifesaver!

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