A woman owes her life to a bra that stopped a hunter’s stray bullet andsaved her life. The German woman, 42, was on holiday in Mecklenberg-Western Pomerania near Berlin on Friday [Aug. 7] when the rogue slug was fired as she and her husband were enjoying a bike ride.
They were crossing a field near the town of Gadebusch when they unwittingly cycled into the path of a wild boar hunt. “I felt a sudden pain in my chest,” the woman later told police. “I looked down to see that the wire in my bra was bent.”
Police believe she was hit by a ricochet and said that the bra had probablysaved her life, or at the very least from “massive injuries.” The woman’s husband spotted the gunman in an a-joining field and told him what had happened.
“Those in charge of the hunt then broke it up straight away,” said police spokesperson André Falke.
Charges of causing injury by negligence may be levelled.
The unnamed woman, on holiday from her home in western Germany, sustained a large bruise on her chest but was otherwise unharmed. A car driver stopped and took her to a local hospital immediately after the incident. The bra was surrendered to police as evidence in any possible future court hearings.
In 2008 a man died in a similar accident in a nearby town. The 6,5mm bullets used by the boar hunters are high-velocity and can kill at long distances. “The woman’s underwear did her a very valuable service,” added a police spokesman.