Fat Stops Bullets? Woman Says Her Love Handles Saved Her Life

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A Florida woman said her love handles saved her life when she was shot entering an Atlantic City bar. Samantha Lynn Frazier said she heard two pops when she walked into Herman’s Place early Saturday. The 35-year-old then felt pain and saw blood on her hand after she grabbed her left side. Atlantic City police said Frazier was an innocent bystander.

Frazier told The Press of Atlantic City that ‘I could have been dead. They said my love handles saved my life.”

I don’t know who “they” are, but if she means doctors, I highly doubt any of them told her that the fact she had love handles actually saved her life.  Muscle is far more dense than fat, so having less fat and more muscle would have actually been even better at stopping a bullet.

Also, I highly doubt she was shot with anything but a mouse caliber and probably not a direct hit either.  My guess is that she got grazed, because the bullet wasn’t intended for her in the first place.

Frazier also told the newspaper that she had been “hollering” that she wanted to lose weight. She now said “I want to be as big as I can if it’s going to stop a bullet.”

Great perpetuation of a stereotype Associated Press, to print that she was “hollering” in quotations.  That made me LOL :lol:

Samantha wants to be as big as she can now to stop a bullet?  I’d suggest the opposite, and start working out and trimming down… that way she would be less of a target.  Another con of trying to be as “big as you can” is the health aspect… even if you think that will save you from bullets, how is it going to save you from dying prematurely from heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other diseases associated with obesity.

Samantha, please think this one through before you start eating McDonalds 5 times a day to stop bullets.

Source: Associated Press

Hat Tip: Stuff From Hsoi



Solomon February 24, 2010 at 04:15 pm

Those might be handles but they have nothing to do with love…

Linoge February 24, 2010 at 04:29 pm

Samantha, please think this one through before you start eating McDonalds 5 times a day…

I think it might be a little late for that one…

Anywise, seconding on either small caliber and/or ricochet and/or grazing wound. You are going to have to be a hell of a lot more of a widebody than that to effectively stop any serious, direct-fire round, and given that fat does tend to settle in a generally downwards direction, that leaves her most-critical areas somewhat exposed.

Or, well, her medically most-critical areas. Lord knows where she lays importance.

Ian Argent February 24, 2010 at 06:40 pm

I don’t believe it – it’s illegal to have a gun in public in Atlantic City, NJ… And we all know that laws like that are perfectly effective in stopping criminals from carrying their implements of destruction!

Admin (Mike) February 25, 2010 at 03:43 pm

No kidding! This story must have been fabricated by the media.

Sailorcurt February 24, 2010 at 07:06 pm

She wasn’t going to lose weight anyway. This is just a(nother) convenient rationalization.

Moi February 24, 2010 at 07:10 pm

Well, looking at where the round hit, Im kinda thinking that if she weren’t so over weight and in shape, it would have just missed her.

I like the pic though. I can just see the papers photog, saying “lift the shirt just a bit so we can get the bandage in the pic for dramatic effect”

Patrick February 24, 2010 at 09:35 pm

Hmmm… worry about being shot or dying of obesity… which one is most likely to happen to me……

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