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Man's phone blocks bullet, saves his life

October 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man in New York City said his cell phone saved his life by blocking a bullet. Juan Camarena was doing building maintenance on Thursday when someone who was five feet away fired a shot at him.

Amazingly, the bullet hit the cell phone in his pocket and bounced away.

Camarena said he has just a scratch from the terrifying incident.

According to Camarena, the shooter was a former building superintendent angry about being fired.

Police said they have video of the shooter leaving the scene, and expect to catch him quickly.