DVD In Pocket Saves Man From Bullet
A DVD in Barry McRoy's jacket pocket stopped a stray bullet from piercing his stomach Saturday during a shooting at a crowded Waffle House.
McRoy, director of Colleton County's Fire and Rescue Department, was shot while trapped in a breezeway with two men struggling over a gun.
The DVD, a gift from an employee who had recorded a TV show about fire extinguishers, didn't fare so well and neither did its case.
McRoy walked away with only a bruise to his stomach. "I was saved by a DVD," McRoy said Monday. "How lucky can you get?
McRoy didn't know he had been shot until he was telling a police officer what happened.
"I felt something like being hit in the stomach and assumed it was the percussion from the discharged firearm," he said.
Then he saw a hole in his jacket. He put his hand into his pocket and pulled out a handful of shattered plastic. The disc was nicked.
He then found a piece of the bullet.