Monday, April 27, 2009

To my bloggy friend Martha.....

You might want to reconsider your search for an under wire free bra.


Bra deflects bullet aimed at woman




DETROIT (Reuters) - A 57-year-old Detroit woman avoided serious injury when the underwire on her bra deflected a bullet shot at her from next door, police said. The woman, who lives on the West side of Detroit, saw a group of men breaking into a neighbor's house on Tuesday morning.

When the men spotted her, one of them fired a shot at her, a police spokesman said. The bullet struck the underwire on the woman's bra and that saved her from a more serious injury, police said.

"It did slow the bullet down," said Detroit police spokesman Phillip Cook. "She sustained injuries but they're not life threatening." The woman, who was not identified, was treated at a nearby hospital. The suspects in the shooting drove away.

(Writing by Kevin Krolicki; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

24 comments:

Melissa said...

I just called her over to my cube (Not that we are at work or anything) and made her read this.

I wish I wasn't allergic to the underwire, I would like the extra protection

Martha H. said...

That is freaking awesome!

I normally don't mind the underwire, but circumstances being what they are, I need to find at least one or two without - just for the time being. ;)

Mina said...

Awesome! Another life saved by large breasts.

Kristina P. said...

That is great!!

Funky Kim said...

1-I hate underwire.

2-Glad your ticker is OK.

3-I have no advice about how to love exercise. If I did, I wouldn't be larger than you.

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

you crack me up!!!

btw you have an award come get it!!

ramsam said...

Wow. This is the best news I've heard all day!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Now, there is a good reason to wear a bra! Otherwise they are just a big pain!

tammy said...

Hilarious. Guess I'll keep mine.

springrose said...

I knew those underwires were good for something, glad I wear mine!!!

Terresa said...

great article. Inspiring, really. I'm all about a good, sturdy bra. it protects my hidden super power (that would be my resilient boobs). ;)

Missy said...

I have a friend that once got into a fight with her husband's mistress---and she pulled the bra off of the woman and proceeded to beat her with the wire part of the bra! They were arrested and my friend was charged with having a weapon; the wired bra! LOL

Nick and Emily said...

ha ha ha ha. that is so funny! i'm gonna have to go bra shopping to save my life from all the gun shots i'm sure to experience. he he.

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

that is awesome!

That Girl in Brazil said...

Adding to the awesomeness -

I once read about a woman who was struck my lightening - but the underwire routed the jolt around her heart, thus saving her life.

Can't wait til I'm not nursing anymore. I could use some protection.

Fiauna said...

Hahaha. It's good to hear that torture device called underwire is actually good for something.

Lisa Lou said...

No way. No way. You always find the coolest things to post.

Teresa said...

I'll remember this story the next time my underwire is STABBING into my skin.

I'm so sorry about your heart :0)

As I read your previous post, I could completely FEEL your frustrations. I am EXACTLY the same. I L.O.V.E. food (have you seen all the sinful recipes I post on my food blog? Ugh!) and I have NO willpower whatsoever. I always have good intentions to exercise, but NEVER do it. I am totally jealous of people who constantly watch their weight and are addicted to exercise. That is so not me.
I feel your pain!

Shawn said...

I always wear underwire---whew!

Kathy @ Real Mom, Real Life said...

I heard about this -- crazy! But I still like the wire free! :)

Jo said...

Just one more reason for me to wear my underwires proudly!!!

wonder woman said...

That is seriously wicked awesome.

And I hear ya on the weight and liking food and not liking exercise.....I'm trying to come up with a good plan, too.

wendy said...

WOW - that seems so unreal. It'll be only wire bras for me from now on --maybe with iron cups.

Becca said...

I heard this on the news and couldn't stop laughing!