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Cell phone saves man from bullet, and more

A New York man survived a point-blank gunshot after the bullet was deflected by his cell phone, says the New York Daily News.

Cell phone saves man from bullet
A New York man survived a point-blank gunshot after the bullet was deflected by his cell phone, says the New York Daily News. Apartment-building repairman Juan Camarena, 53, got in an argument with a former supervisor—who was furious that he’d been fired—and the man put his gun in his stomach and pulled the trigger. “Both my cell phone and belt buckle were in pieces, but the bullet did not go in,” said Camarena. “I can’t explain it. It’s about divinity.”

Lohan eschews texting, tweeting, and e-mail
Lindsay Lohan has given up texting, tweeting, and e-mail as part of her treatment for addiction, says the New York Post. Sources say that doctors at the Betty Ford Center, where the 24-year-old actress is being treated for drug and alcohol abuse, have decided Lohan’s need to “repeatedly and compulsively e-mail her friends” and “vent on Twitter” when she’s upset are symptoms of her disease. So they’ve restricted Lohan to two hours of phone use a day, “only to keep in touch with family and close friends.”

When dog poop is a dangerous weapon
A Massachusetts woman has been arrested for throwing a bag of dog feces at a speeding car. The woman, who has not been named, says she was out walking her dog when she saw a car going too fast down a quiet road. She hurled the bag of dog poop she was carrying to chastise the driver, but it went through his open window and “splattered across his face,” police said. She was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. A police spokesman said that “people need to control their immediate impulse to take action in a situation like this.”

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