Lighter Stops Bullet in Attempted Robbery

The man was shot at but the lighter stopped it.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011  |  Updated 12:39 PM EDT
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Lighter Stops Bullet in Attempted Robbery

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A lighter in a man's pocket deflected a bullet when he was fired at as three men tried to rob him.

Nassau County police on Long Island say the 22-year-old man only had a leg bruise after the encounter with thieves in Hempstead on Monday night.

Police said the man was approached by the three robbers, and when he ran, one suspect fired at him.

He was treated at a hospital for the leg bruise.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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