Man Saved by his Fat


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ZeroX
January 12, 2005, 05:33 PM
http://www.davesdaily.com/out2.php?id=2532&url=http://www.davesdaily.com/bizarrenews/fatman_04-04.htm

A 266 Pound Man Who Was Shot In The Stomach Was Saved By His Rolls Of Fat
Chilean doctors say a 266 pound man who was shot in the stomach was saved by his rolls of fat.

They say the bullet lodged in the man's fat and did not damage any vital organs. A thinner person would have been killed immediately.

A hospital spokesperson in Santiago says the man's thick layer of fat acted in the same way as a bulletproof vest, taking the impact of the shot.

La Cuarta newspaper reports Omar Alegria Campos, who's 33, was driving his bus in the San Bernardo area of Santiago when an armed man got on and started robbing passengers.

Alegria stopped the bus and switched on his emergency lights to alert the police. He then tried to grab the man's weapon.

The attacker fired twice. The first bullet smashed the windscreen and the second lodged in the bus driver's stomach.

Despite the wound, Alegria managed to throw himself on top of the robber, stopping him from escaping.

A passing police patrol arrested the 29-year-old attacker. They also took Alegria to El Pino Hospital, where doctors extracted the bullet and sewed up the wound.

Not only that, I was watching Cops at 2 am this morning where some gangbangers apparently were harassing this fat Mexican guy (I don't know if he was in a gang or what). One of them pulled a .22 pistol and shot him. The bullet bounced right off his leg. He said that something similar happened with a 9mm a some time earlier.

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motoman
January 12, 2005, 06:01 PM
I gotta bulk up a bit then, those vests are so expensive! :evil:

R.H. Lee
January 12, 2005, 06:03 PM
Despite the wound, Alegria managed to throw himself on top of the robber, stopping him from escaping. :p

buy guns
January 12, 2005, 06:09 PM
and today i was watching COPS and this guy was too fat for normal handcuffs so they had to chain three cuffs together because the guy could barely get his hands behind his back.

mete
January 12, 2005, 06:10 PM
Obesity is the first line of defense ??

Gus Dddysgrl
January 12, 2005, 06:17 PM
EWWWWW Gross!!!!!!!!!!!

I never want to be even though here it seems to be good. :barf: :barf: :barf:

Gus

landon74
January 12, 2005, 06:30 PM
Now I've just gotta figure out how to make the bad guys aim for my doughy mid section.... knowing my luck they'll manage to shoot several inches lower ....

ScorpioVI
January 12, 2005, 06:30 PM
Not only that, I was watching Cops at 2 am this morning where some gangbangers apparently were harassing this fat Mexican guy (I don't know if he was in a gang or what). One of them pulled a .22 pistol and shot him. The bullet bounced right off his leg. He said that something similar happened with a 9mm a some time earlier.


Hahahaha, that's funny because that was one of the first COPS episodes I saw as a teenager, that was almost a decade ago. I remember that episode clearly, and I was so amazed at how lucky that guy was, until I started buying guns myself and learning just how weak a .22 really is.



and today i was watching COPS and this guy was too fat for normal handcuffs so they had to chain three cuffs together because the guy could barely get his hands behind his back.



He was a drug trafficker right, pickup truck? I remember that one too, I saw it sometime last week. What's funny was what the officer said, "Oh man, I'm gonna have to go to two..... *clicks second pair of handcuffs to first* ...oh man I think I'm gonna need three!"

spacemanspiff
January 12, 2005, 06:37 PM
that settles it! i'm canceling my membership with the gym!

and i'm also adding 4 points to my ninja-ness. i just leveled up to Ninjitsu #6! my skills now include "stealth walkingl" and "stealth bowling ball". basically it means my feet are so fat they make no noise on any surface (except surfaces that are not rated to hold my immense girth) and i can tuck myself into a ball and roll around my enemies without them hearing me.

i rule! :neener:

carebear
January 12, 2005, 06:44 PM
Don't forget your +5 "girth of restraining"

mattz357
January 12, 2005, 06:46 PM
Is it just me, or does this sound like a Simpsons episode. This definitely sounds like something Homer could do. :)

jojo
January 12, 2005, 06:54 PM
"Is it just me, or does this sound like a Simpsons episode. This definitely sounds like something Homer could do. "

I agree it does. That guy must of had some kind of roll to take all the energy like that. Of course I've seen some people at the malls that could barely walk. :barf:

jojo

Browns Fan
January 12, 2005, 06:55 PM
OK guys, let's find out what gun/caliber you'd use on those who are naturally endowed with "body armor"! :D

Dave R
January 12, 2005, 07:00 PM
Musta been a .25ACP.







Just kidding!

BryanP
January 12, 2005, 07:01 PM
So instead of "10 feet tall and bulletproof" it's "10 feet wide and bulletproof" ?? :D

Hey, finally I have an excuse - fat is officially tactical. :neener:

We gotta put some pounds on Skunkabilly.

Standing Wolf
January 12, 2005, 07:19 PM
He then tried to grab the man's weapon.

I think a big caliber revolver probably would have been a better approach, but you've got to admire the man's courage.

Glock19Fan
January 12, 2005, 07:32 PM
I doubt it was a .22LR, and even if it was, it was probably a squib load (becuase I will bet their ammo isnt the best in the world).

.22s can penitrate skulls pretty easily at the right angle.

Even 265 pounds isnt that heavy IMO. I would bet that the bullet, instead of traveling in the direction of his vitals, instead traveled side to side.

Also, if a bullet bounced off of you, how would you know what caliber you were hit with? Other than shell cases, for all you know, it was probably a pellet gun.

ZeroX
January 12, 2005, 07:35 PM
I doubt it was a .22LR, and even if it was, it was probably a squib load (becuase I will bet their ammo isnt the best in the world).

.22s can penitrate skulls pretty easily at the right angle.

Even 265 pounds isnt that heavy IMO. I would bet that the bullet, instead of traveling in the direction of his vitals, instead traveled side to side.

Also, if a bullet bounced off of you, how would you know what caliber you were hit with? Other than shell cases, for all you know, it was probably a pellet gun.

They recovered the round he was hit with and held it up to the camera. It was all but intact.

yesterdaysyouth
January 12, 2005, 08:32 PM
yeah that's why i like fudge rounds so much, body armor!! :banghead:

steveno
January 12, 2005, 08:34 PM
if the guy was that fat it could make a lot of centerfire rounds questionable.

Preacherman
January 12, 2005, 10:38 PM
Despite the wound, Alegria managed to throw himself on top of the robber, stopping him from escaping.
BREAKING NEWS: Squashed robber sues bus driver for literally flat-lining him...

:D

homeka45
January 12, 2005, 10:51 PM
Pass me another doughnut, nah, make it two.

Stand_Watie
January 12, 2005, 11:04 PM
I doubt it was a .22LR, and even if it was, it was probably a squib load (becuase I will bet their ammo isnt the best in the world)..22s can penitrate skulls pretty easily at the right angle.

I once viewed a video that demonstrated common handgun calibers in ballistic gel testing (granted, I'm pretty sure they didn't test the 454 casull, or anything like that). #1 in penetration was .357... #2 was 22lr.

I think (but don't hold me to this) that the calibers tested were

.22lr
.25
.380
9mm
.38
.357
.40
10mm
.44
.45

And yes, I realize that ballistic gel testing is theoretical.

R.H. Lee
January 12, 2005, 11:08 PM
The lowly .22lr is WAAAYYY underestimated. More people have been killed with a .22 than any other caliber.

ShaiVong
January 13, 2005, 12:06 AM
I was just talking to my buddy today about shooting, and he was relating a childhood story to me. He was frigging around with one of his friends and got shot in the leg with a 22... the round struck the bone and broke it. Ouch. He also was shooting with a friend in a junkyard, shooting some ice on the top of an old car standing shoulder to shoulder and a round bounced back and struck his friend on the crown of his head and layed about 2 inches of scalp wide open just within his hairline. A bloody affair.

A 22 may be rather weak by firearm standards, but its STILL a firearm that posesses enormous wounding potential.

scbair
January 13, 2005, 09:21 AM
Back in the 70s, the my PD and the EMTs were called to a nightclub. It was a particularly LOUD club with a very active dance floor. A very . . . er . . . substantial :D female patron had been shot. In the buttock! Subsequent investigation led to the conclusion some fellow dancer had dropped his .25 pocket pistol, which apparently discharged, with the round striking the woman. Kinda difficult to positively determine more facts, because:
1) The music was so loud no one (including the victim) seemed to have heard the gunshot.

2) The victim didn't realize she was injured till she left the dance floor, sat in her chair, and it HURT! :scrutiny:

TonyB
January 13, 2005, 09:31 AM
Fire fighter buddy went to a call of a man shot...25 acp bounced off the guys skull......
as for the fat guy.....I knew I was tactical.....low center of gravity,hard to knock over and apparently bullett proof.... :cool:

pokey074
January 14, 2005, 07:49 AM
Trooper Coates shooting out of SC. Trooper Coates hit his assailant four times in the torso with a .357 Mag. Fat guy lived. Trooper Coates was hit with a .22 which entered in the arm hole of his vest and killed him. .357 Mag won't always kill, a .22 sometimes does.

280PLUS
January 14, 2005, 07:59 AM
Get me another hot fudge sundae,

AND MAKE IT A DOUBLE!!

Ah, i remember the days when I would eat a banana split and drink a couple of shakes every day trying to gain weight. Now all I have to do is look at the stuff and I'm up a couple of pounds. But at least it serves a purpose.

:D

mr hanky
January 14, 2005, 08:21 AM
I use my extensive muscle to deflect bullets (even though its in training) :rolleyes:

Being fat has its advantages eh?

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