We all have our own preference for what phone we go for, influenced by what we can afford, and we also all have our own uses for our phones. I personally use mine for a lot of organisation, emails & internet, texts, and the fair bit of gaming for travel. However, Daniel Kennedy, unbeknown to him, decided to use his iPhone to save his life.
After two teenagers decided to play a prank on some residents in Widnes in Cheshire, by turning off the local water supply, Daniel Kennedy decided to confront them. Instead of perhaps the more obvious response of them running away, one of them turned on Daniel with a shotgun, and fired at him. Luckily for Daniel, the pellets hit his iPhone 5C which was in his pocket at the time. He was later told that if he’d not had his phone there, he would’ve died.
After being shot, he managed to get up and go over to some flats where he called an ambulance and the police.
The teenager who shot at Daniel, was Ryan Duggan, also a resident of Widnes, and only 19 years old. He was apprehended, and after just three days in court, he was convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to harm, and attempted murder. He awaits his sentencing which will take place in July.
The police later released a statement in response to this shocking crime:
Duggan’s actions that night were extreme and shocking – the victim went outside to speak to the group about the fact they had turned off the water supply resulting in the defendant shooting him with a powerful weapon.
There’s that meme that constantly pops up on the internet with the Nokia denting the pavement when it’s dropped, but when the iPhone’s dropped, the phone breaks, but this just shows that the iPhone’s are more sturdy than you think. Daniel Kennedy might be tempted to stick with an iPhone when deciding what to replace it with.