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Man armed with sickle gets shot, saved by Samsung phablet

What happens when you bring a sickle to a gun fight? You're going to lose, that's what. Thankfully for one man, the Galaxy Mega in his chest pocket managed to save his life.
July 31, 2014

If you find yourself in a precarious situation where you might have to defend yourself, it’s nice to come prepared. In some cases that means having some sort of weapon, but it is equally nice if you have some kind of armor. For a Taiwanese man by the name of Han, the weapon of choice was a sickle, with his Galaxy Mega 6.3 filling in as body armor.

Apparently the situation went a little like this: the victim saw a wallet laying around and grabbed it, jokingly saying that the person who left it will be able to “treat everyone to beers”. When the owner, a man named Xu, saw that Han had grabbed the wallet, some angry words were said and soon they were stepping outside to fight. And not just a fist fight, it seems that Xu had brought a modified (Read: not all that powerful) gun, while Han simply had a sickle. Not sure why Han had a sickle at a restaurant, but that’s beside the point.

Han put up his arm and the bullet passed cleanly through before hitting the Galaxy Mega in his pocket

As you can imagine, the man with the gun won the fight, shooting Han in the chest from close range before fleeing the scene. Instinctively, Han put up his arm and the bullet passed cleanly through before hitting the Galaxy Mega in his pocket. Between the arm and the Mega, the bullet was slowed down enough that it didn’t go any further. While obviously being treated due to the injury sustained to his arm, the bullet reportedly didn’t damage any bones and so Han should make a full recovery. For those wondering, Xu eventually surrendered himself to the police.

So the moral of the story? Make love, not war. But when you do find yourself in a situation where you might be in danger, don’t forget to strategically place your mobile device in a life-saving position. Of course, it doesn’t have to be a massive-screened Samsung phone, as we’ve seen similar scenarios play out with plenty of other mobile devices over the years including the HTC Evo 3D.