April 16, 2009
Sometimes, it pays to stuff:
Police say a wad of cash stuffed in a woman's bra saved her life during a shootout in northeastern Brazil. Salvador city police spokesman Vicente de Paula said 58-year-old Ivonete Pereira de Oliveira was a passenger on the bus that two gunmen held up on Saturday.
He said an armed off-duty policeman on the bus opened fire. In the ensuing gunbattle a bullet struck the left side of Oliveira's chest.
De Paula said Tuesday that the 150 reals (about $70) worth of bills that Oliveira hid inside her bra slowed the bullet enough to prevent it from entering her heart and killing her instantly.
Posted by Cassandra at April 16, 2009 02:46 PM
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Glad that gun battle happened in BRAzil. If it had happened in Hollywood the people would have all drowned in silicone.
We have a bra named "Secret Embrace" and another one named _"Pair of Angels" or some such. Let's name this one "Shooters".
Posted by: vet66 at April 16, 2009 06:59 PM
That’s a twist on the old story about the Bible.....
Woody Allen’s version was that he had a bullet his mother gave him a long time ago – he kept it for sentimental reasons. One day a crazed evangelist threw a Bible at him, but the bullet stopped it and saved his life.
That was back in the old days when Allen was funny.
Posted by: ZZMike at April 16, 2009 10:01 PM
"...the 150 reals (about $70) worth of bills that Oliveira hid inside her bra slowed the bullet enough to prevent it from entering her heart and killing her instantly."
I'm thinking it's a good thing it wasn't an actual $70; the Brazilian equivalent was probably thicker...
Posted by: camojack at April 17, 2009 01:08 AM