A Brazilian man has survived being shot during an armed robbery after the bullet hit this Incredible Hulk case placed around his phone.
The victim, whose name and age were not reported, was admitted to the University Hospital in the city of Petrolina in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco on the afternoon of Thursday, 7th October.
When the doctors heard the victim had been shot, they began to prepare for the worst. However, upon examining him, they found the bullet did not even penetrate his skin.
The bullet had grazed the victim’s hip and then been stopped by his Motorola mobile phone, which, fittingly, was encased in a cover displaying a likeness of the Marvel Comics fictional character the Hulk.
The Hulk is a green-skinned superhero possessing an incredible amount of power and the ability to handle being shot with his super-hard skin.
Though the man was shaken, he only had pain in his hip area, which had only received a small bruise, according to Dr Pedro Carvalho, who treated him.
He was discharged from the hospital and sent home after just a few minutes.
According to the police, the shot was fired during an attempted robbery in a rural area of the municipality of Petrolina.
When police officers arrived on the scene, the suspects had already fled, and the victim was taken to hospital by paramedics.
At the time of reporting, the police had not identified the suspects, and it was not reported if they continue to investigate the case.
Dr Carvalho subsequently posted photos of the damaged mobile phone to Twitter, where they received over 6,000 ‘likes’.