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Belt buckle saves man from bullet

on April 12, 2013 10:20 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A grocery store employee said Thursday that he is thanking God and his belt buckle for saving him from a stray bullet that smashed through the market’s front door.

The bullet lodged in the metal buckle worn by Bienvenido Reynoso, who had only recently started his job at 8 Brothers Supermarket in Philadelphia.

“It saved my life,” Reynoso said of the belt. “I keep it for (my) whole life now.”

Reynoso, 38, said he was about to wheel a hand truck outside the market in the city’s Grays Ferry section when he heard gunshots around 4 p.m. Wednesday. He hit the floor.

Surveillance footage shows a man on a bike firing a gun outside the market.

One person outside the store was hit in the abdomen and was hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Police arrested a 24-year-old suspect and charged him with attempted murder and aggravated assault.

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