Oddly Enough

Bra deflects bullet aimed at Detroit woman

A street musician plays along the stairs leading to an underpass where a vendor sells lingerie in the southern Russian city of Stavropol March 31, 2009. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

DETROIT (Reuters) - A 57-year-old Detroit woman avoided serious injury when the underwire on her bra deflected a bullet shot at her from next door, police said.

The woman, who lives on the West side of Detroit, saw a group of men breaking into a neighbour’s house on Tuesday morning. When the men spotted her, one of them fired a shot at her, a police spokesman said.

The bullet struck the underwire on the woman’s bra and that saved her from a more serious injury, police said.

“It did slow the bullet down,” said Detroit police spokesman Phillip Cook. “She sustained injuries but they’re not life threatening.”

The woman, who was not identified, was treated at a nearby hospital. The suspects in the shooting drove away.

Writing by Kevin Krolicki; Editing by Doina Chiacu