Editor in Chief
- Dec 30, 2010
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- Austin, TX
Although this woman lived to tell the tale of being shot by a robber trying to take her smartphone (and she even kept the phone), this is still something she shouldn't brag about. An anonymous resident in Houston, TX was robbed at gun-point for her Samsung Galaxy phone, but refused to give it up. The attacker told her he would shoot her if she didn't give it to him, and that's exactly what he did.
Somehow, fate was on her side in that moment. She crouched down, preparing to be shot, and the bullet only grazed the top-back of her head, which ultimately required a staple. Her friend heard the shot and let her in the door, where they were able to get the door shut before the robber could gain entry. Here's a quote with the details and her statements,
She said: "He was like, hey, let me get that phone. I was like, I'm not giving you my phone sir. He's like, I'm going to shoot you, so I put my hands up."
She says she crouched down and prepared to be shot. Could a phone really be worth this risk?
She explained: "I looked down the barrel and was like no please don't shoot me." He shot her. Luckily, the bullet grazed her head, rather than doing more serious damage.
Her friend heard the shot and opened the door. Courtney managed to get inside before the robber could follow her.
She was taken to hospital, where doctors stapled her wound.
"I almost lost my life on a $700 phone," she said. "I don't get it."
That last thing she said is a great example of "no truer words were ever spoken." She really, really doesn't get it. "Stuff" is not worth your life. What do you think? Would you have done the same thing in her shoes or been a bit more sensible?