A woman details the incredible moment her iPhone saved her life after she was shot at a party in Texas.
Tiktok user Jellie Thomas was attending the gathering in 2019, when shots were fired after a fight among others from the party.
“I got down with everyone else at the party,” she explained in a TikTok video. “When I stood up, I took out my phone to try to call 911 and whenever I was hit”.
The iPhone was damaged in the shooting but Jelly Thomas’ life was saved. Source: TikTok
Although Ms. Thomas was shot in the chest, the iPhone she was carrying affected most of the impact of the bullet, leaving her much less seriously injured.
“The bullet really catches a finger [when it] Through my phone went through the webbing of my thumb and into my chest,” she explained.
“I think I had seven stitches, it was about an inch deep.”
Ms Thomas was wounded by the bullet, but not ‘as serious’ as she could have been. Source: TikTok
iPhone softens bullet effect
The mother of one said that after hitting the iPhone, fragments of the bullet also hit her in the chest. She can still feel them today.
Although she admits that the damage could have been much greater, some party-goers thought she was dead.
“Cause I say [my iPhone] My life was saved because it took away most of the impact of the bullet, otherwise it would have hit my chest,” she said in a follow-up video.
“It would have caused a lot more damage and would have caused me even more serious injuries.
“It took about 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive,” she continued.
“Some people left the ditch because they thought I was dead.”
Fortunately for Ms Thomas, she was released from hospital just hours later without any major injuries, although she said she still had some permanent health problems.
“I can still feel the pieces in my rib,” she explained. “And sometimes there’s a problem with breathing, and then there’s a lot of pain in my arm because I’ve suffered so much.”
TikTok reported that the criminal case was closed after the recently closed shooting, which is why he only got his iPhone back and is able to share the story.
,[It] The trial finally took place in August 2021 and they sentenced him [the shooter] 45 years in prison,” she said.
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