Barry McRoy was leaving a Waffle House in Walterboro, S.C., when he encountered two men fighting over a gun. A shot was fired, and the bullet hit a DVD McRoy had in his pocket.
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Blu-ray technology is taking over from DVD's, but Barry McRoy has found a new use for the old digital video disc, which, apparently, in his case can stop bullets. McRoy was leaving a Waffle House in Walterboro, South Carolina when he encountered two men fighting over a gun. A shot went off. McRoy didn't even realize he was hit until somebody noticed the hole in his pocket. Inside, he found a bullet fragment and a shattered DVD case.
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