This iPhone 5c saved a man from a shotgun blast to the chest

This iPhone 5c saved a man from a shotgun blast to the chest
When you think about the iPhone 5c as a whole, the device didn't get very far. Apple couldn't really market it as something more than the "iPhone 5cheap", hence the otherwise perfectly good smartphone was met with a less than enthusiastic market reception.

This iPhone 5c, however, went as far as to save the life of a lucky man in an unlucky accident. In October last year, 25-year Daniel Kennedy confronted a gang of teenagers in Widnes, England that had shut off the water supply to the block of flats in which he lived, and had been harassing the tenants. An altercation ensued, in which Kennedy chased 19-year old Ryan Duggan down a footpath. The teenager stopped in his tracks, pulled off a sawn-off shotgun, and fired at Kennedy from close range, causing serious injuries to his abdomen. He fled the scene, while the victim managed to get to the block of flats and get help from the emergency services.

While searching the local area, the police discovered Kennedy's green iPhone 5c, which had fallen during the accident. It became apparent that the phone had taken the majority of the shotgun blast. According to detective inspector Gary McIntyre, who led the investigation, the victim would undoubtedly have died, had the phone not been in his pocket.

Later, officers discovered the shotgun in a bush, wrapped in clingfilm and concealed under a bush, with the spent cartridge still inside. They also seized a jacket from Duggan's home address and found traces of gunshot residue on it. Subsequently, the outlaw was traced to a flat in nearby Burnley, and arrested along with Jordan Grimes who had provided him with a hideout by letting him stay without reporting to the police. Both criminals will be sentenced on July 10.

source: Cheshire Police

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iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015


2. gaming64 unregistered

That guy sure is lucky. About 90% of smartphones can save a man from a bullet, but not a shotgun shot. This guy deserves an iPhone 6 128 GB version from Tim Cook himself.

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Dude is lucky cause it was sawed off shotgun and not normal one cause with normal one it would go trough any phone like butter. The guy who shot him is a retard and shouldnt be given even scissors for cutting flowers

16. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

even a sawed off shotgun will kill if he used buckshot , those things shoot 9mm steel balls and kill buffalo , this is birdshot , target practice ammo

46. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Doesn't say what guage it was either. But like you said, this is bird shot. "Close" range doesn't say much. From the spread it doesn't look like the range was very far. But may have been a 20 guage.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17505; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's lucky it was from such close range, especially if it was a sawed off shotgun. Further away and the phone would have only caught a couple of pellets.

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Well, 5C has one of the best made plastic bodies found on any smartphone, easily on par with something like Lumia 1520 or 920. Screen is fragile though, but in situation like this that doesn't really matter.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

If it was for example another phone brand, the news would not have been posted on PA!

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It probably would have. They don't feature lumias often but they have done similar stories with Nokia e.g. the Nokia that survived underwater for months.

6. Ray.S

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

I've always been a believer when it came to the iPhone 5c...

35. tedkord

Posts: 17505; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, really? You?!


Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

iphone the best period

8. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Shut your beak period.

10. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Soon will sue all bulletproof vest manufacturer...


Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Ah shut up, idiot! If this was a gaylaxy toy u will praise it like God.

15. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

That irony tho


Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

But how?

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why would he? A stack of money in a pocket can save you from a bullet. This isn't even news. It wasn't even news when other phones did the same. The problem with you is, youre a hate and you can stand someone spitting it back in yore face.

11. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

This man was lucky, fortunately for him it was not a S5 with cheap plastic.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17505; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You mean the S5 that in all tests was stronger than the iPhone 6?


Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Love Apple so much that I can't describe.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple copying Samsung again? An Asian cop was shot in his side, an his phone happened to be there and it saved his life by slowing down the bullet. Samsung replaced his old Galaxy Note with a brand new S6. Will Apple give this guy a phone? Details at 10:00!!


Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Stop spoiling Apple articles, hater!

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Can't handle your own medicine?! Amazing!?! Just like a typical ifan. Dish so much BS and then when its put back on you, you whine like a frikkin puss. if you can take the heat, then stay the f**k out the kitchen.

20. gaming64 unregistered

Wait so this is copying now? A lot of other phones saved lives and you put more emphasis on Samsung? Everything you talk about is B.S. Every phone can save a man but only by effing luck, not tthe effing brand or material used in phone.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You iPhone lovers are such haters. Every Samsung article that comes, you bastards post retard copy comments. As soon as someone does it to you, you cry and bit*4 like a little whiny ass female. Don't dish out crap if you cant also take it. BUSTERS.

29. gaming64 unregistered

Haha like you cry and write essays every time someone contradicts you? Your emphasis is that of an ignorant fanboy. Do not look unto me as a fanboy because I can appreciate any OS unlike droids like you who makes fun of an OS that is 10x more stable than Android. And suppose that you would comment after this. You don't kneed to. Droids like you are already predictable.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Unlike most iFan indomrespdct opinions. But having an opinion is one thing, being flat out wrong is a other. Everyday these if and come to android and cracked Samsung copy lines all day do it to them and they cry. My essay I love all them. At least I give substance to my arguments vs repeating a bunch of one liners.

41. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Still learning how to type?

42. gaming64 unregistered

Unfortunately he's still in first grade andstill doesn't know how to walk. He also posts nauseating comments. Leave him be.

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