WINTER GARDER, Fla. -- A cell phone doubled as a life-saving device during an armed robbery at a Winter Garden gas station early Monday morning.
Deputies say a man entered the Hess on W Colonial Drive around 4:45 a.m. and asked the clerk to help him locate a beverage.
Moments later, the man then pulled out a revolver and demanded the clerk open the safe. Police say the clerk could not open the safe and when a second clerk entered the store, the robber demanded again they open the safe. Again, they were unsuccessful.
As the robber left the store, he fired a single round hitting one of the clerks in his abdomen who only sustained minor injuries because the round hit his cell phone, stopping the bullet.
The robber is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, and was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and pants, sunglasses, a bright yellow traffic vest, and white gloves.
The suspect exited the store on foot.