A Canadian woman said her breast implants saved her life when her ex-boyfriend shot her, according to the Toronto Sun.
“My implants took the brunt of the force,” Likness said in court on Wednesday.
When Fernando Chora, 61, allegedly fired his 9mm handgun at her, the bullet grazed her right arm, pierced both implants and left forearm, Likness testified at Chora's trial.
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Likness said she had been driving Chora around before she got tired and dropped him off. He walked a short distance and she heard what sounded like two gunshots, Likness reportedly told prosecutors.
She abandoned her vehicle after she was shot and found refuge at a nearby restaurant, Likness said. She was airlifted to Foothills Hospital where she had her injuries treated.
“They were gone,” she said of her implants, according to the Sun.
Chora is facing attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges for the Jan. 2, 2006 incident. He also allegedly broke into an elderly couple’s home after Likness’ shooting and held them at gunpoint.
There have been past cases where breast implants might have saved lives, according to the U.K. Daily Mail. Earlier this year, a Florida woman survived a stabbing when her breast implants shielded her vital organs from harm.
Likness received another breast enhancement surgery after she recovered from her injuries.