An HTC phone became the savior for a man in Florida when a robber decided to pull the trigger when he was forced to walk away empty-handed.

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Before fleeing the scene of the crime, the robber of a Florida gas station shot a clerk because he couldn’t open a safe.  Luckily the thing that stood between the man’s bare chest and the bullet was his HTC EVO 3D handset.  In what could have been a fatal incident ended up being something that could only be marked as a miracle.

The clerk was taken to the hospital for chest pain, but was eventually cleared and released.

“I’ve seen individuals get shot with low-caliber handguns and I’ve seen it be life ending.  So, for this gentleman to be as lucky as he is, it’s a good day for us,” said Officer Scott Allen.

Tales such as these are usually what we would see in Hollywood flicks, and most of the time it’s a bible—not a cell phone.  As for the gunman, he is still currently on the loose.

Source: CNN