This photo provided by the Winter Garden Police Department shows the front of the cellphone belonging to a Winter Garden, Fla. Hess gas station clerk that stopped a bullet fired at him during an early morning robbery.
(Photo: AP/Winter Garden Police Department)
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) - Police say a cellphone saved a Florida gas station clerk from a robber's bullet.
Winter Garden Police said in an e-mail that a clerk had just minor injuries after a robber fired a bullet at his abdomen. Police say his cellphone stopped it.
The close call happened Monday at 4:45 a.m. in Winter Garden, a suburb of Orlando.
A man entered the gas station and asked a clerk for help. Then he showed the worker a revolver and demanded he open the safe.
When the clerk couldn't open the safe, the robber ordered a second clerk to try. He was also unsuccessful.
The suspect fired a round at one of the clerks and fled.
Police say the worker had no idea the bullet had hit his cellphone until he pulled it out of his shirt pocket.