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Old 02-21-08, 01:30 PM
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DVD Saves Life

(For anyone that needs to convince a loved one that dvd collecting is worthwhile)

An off-duty firefighter in South Carolina recently took a bullet to the gut and survived -- thanks to an unlikely bit of body armor.

AP reports that Colleton County Fire and Rescue Director Barry McRoy was on his way out of a Waffle House over the weekend, when he encountered two men struggling for a gun. A shot was fired, striking one of the men and then ricocheting off of a window into McRoy's stomach. Luckily, he was carrying a DVD, made by one of his employees about fire extinguishers, which deflected the bullet.

"I felt something like being hit in the stomach and assumed it was the percussion from the discharged firearm," said McRoy. "I was saved by a DVD. How lucky can you get?"

If carrying around a DVD can save your life, then why not carry a bag full of gadgets -- for extra protection? It's better to be safe than sorry...

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Originally Posted by thursdaynighter
(For anyone that needs to convince a loved one that dvd collecting is worthwhile)

An off-duty firefighter in South Carolina recently took a bullet to the gut and survived -- thanks to an unlikely bit of body armor.

AP reports that Colleton County Fire and Rescue Director Barry McRoy was on his way out of a Waffle House over the weekend, when he encountered two men struggling for a gun. A shot was fired, striking one of the men and then ricocheting off of a window into McRoy's stomach. Luckily, he was carrying a DVD, made by one of his employees about fire extinguishers, which deflected the bullet.

"I felt something like being hit in the stomach and assumed it was the percussion from the discharged firearm," said McRoy. "I was saved by a DVD. How lucky can you get?"

If carrying around a DVD can save your life, then why not carry a bag full of gadgets -- for extra protection? It's better to be safe than sorry...

Tom Radler
February 20, 2008
edit to add: the actual DVD was the new release of "Good Burger" (Criterion Kevlar Collection)
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Old 02-21-08, 05:13 PM
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scott .. silly question, but why the need to quote the entire post when it's right above your reply?
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Old 02-21-08, 05:25 PM
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scott .. silly question, but why the need to quote the entire post when it's right above your reply?
yeah i don't get that either...
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Old 02-21-08, 05:35 PM
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yeah i don't get that either...
Me either...
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I bet the loss of lives from DVDs are greater than the lives saved. Someone must've got slashed by an edge of a rapidly spinning DVD or something
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Old 02-21-08, 06:04 PM
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That is the only reason I collect dvds.
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Old 02-21-08, 06:42 PM
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But was the DVD alright????
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Maybe it was a DVD-18. They've got to be good for something, right?
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But was the DVD alright????
No, unless it was in a Steelbook.
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Old 02-21-08, 07:50 PM
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How awesome would it have been if the movie had been Bulletproof?
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Old 02-21-08, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by thursdaynighter
A shot was fired, striking one of the men and then ricocheting off of a window into McRoy's stomach. Luckily, he was carrying a DVD, made by one of his employees about fire extinguishers, which deflected the bullet.
It ricocheted off the window?

Do they have bullet proof glass in Waffle Houses in South Carolina, or was that just oddly worded?

Or do South Carolinians call BBs bullets?

Edit to add a little differently worded story:

A South Carolina man is thankful for a DVD that ended up taking a bullet for him. Colleton County Fire and Rescue Director Barry McRoy says he was leaving a Waffle House restaurant in Walterboro on Saturday morning when two men ran in fighting over a gun. Police say a bullet hit one of the struggling men, shattered a window and then hit McRoy.
http://www.examiner.com/Subject-Barry_McRoy.html

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Old 02-22-08, 04:43 PM
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See, this is why I've got over 800 DVDs. I'm trying to line the walls of my house with them to protect me from drive-bys.
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Old 02-22-08, 07:06 PM
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I bet the loss of lives from DVDs are greater than the lives saved. Someone must've got slashed by an edge of a rapidly spinning DVD or something
DVD's don't kill people, people kill people.
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interesting story, amusing thread posts haha.
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Old 02-22-08, 11:47 PM
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DVD's don't kill people, people kill people.
hmm... there are some steelbooks and oop dvds i might kill for
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Wonder if it would of made a difference if it was a blu-ray disk
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Old 02-23-08, 04:04 AM
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It says it impacted at his stomach. Was he supposed to be holding the disc? It was actually porn his friend had illegally copied. They just told the press it was about fire extinguishers.
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Old 02-23-08, 04:12 AM
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This story really ought to be called "DVD prevents skin abrasion."

After two ricochets the bullet's kinetic energy was severely reduced anyway. No flimsy DVD would have been able to absorb a significant impact to begin with, so the fact that the DVD stopped anything means there wasn't much to stop.
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I sure hope the DVD wasn't OOP.
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