It blocks phone calls — and bullets.
A Brazilian man was “saved” by a superhero after his Incredible Hulk-themed phone cover miraculously deflected a bullet during an armed robbery. recount a tweet Marvel-that save currently has over 6,000 likes.
“The bullet ended up in his cell phone!!!” Posted by Dr. Pedro Carvalho, the man’s physician, of the shot-blocking incident that occurred on Thursday, October 7 in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, reported Newsflash.
The unidentified man was allegedly surrounded by the robbers, who shot him before fleeing. Later police officers arrived, where the lucky man was taken to the university hospital.
When they examined the victim’s body, the doctors found that the bullet had not broken her skin. Instead, the projectile caught the lucky soul’s hip before tossing his Motorola smartphone, which sported a case suitably emblazoned with an image of Marvel’s virtually unstoppable green superhero, the Hulk.
The image shared by attending physician Carvalho shows a spiderweb crack in the phone screen where the bullet was fired, the Bullet-Blocking Bible Tropes from Various TV Shows.
In addition to being shaken by the stickup, according to the tweet, the patient only suffered a minor injury at the point of impact. He was discharged from the hospital a few minutes after the examination.
Unfortunately, the suspects of the robbery are yet to be identified and it is not clear whether the authorities are investigating the matter further.
This isn’t the first time an unlikely object has saved someone from being killed by a gunshot. In April 2020, a woman was saved by silicone after she apparently had a pill removed along with her breast implants.