Woman Survives Gunshot to Chest; Had Money Stuffed in Her Bra
Bahia state, Brazil - 58-year-old Ivonete Pereira survived a gunshot to the chest because the bullet was stopped by a wad of money stuffed in her bra. She was attacked Saturday while taking a bus in the city of Salvador when two armed men held it up.
Pereira was on her way to Lauro de Freitas, where she has a summer home. She had stashed the money where she did because the region is notorious for bus holdups. The stray bullet that hit her was fired when police engaged one of the gunmen.
Although the cash absorbed just enough of the impact to save her life, the bullet still had to be removed at a hospital. The assailants escaped and the retired police sergeant involved in the shootout was killed.