Pocket Lighter Saves Man From Bullet

New York police say lighter stopped bullet from entering victim's leg.
0:32 | 11/02/11

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Talk about being lucky and New York man escaped serious injury and he has of all things his cigarette lighter to thank. The 22 year old was running from some -- on Halloween night when one of them shot at him. The bullet hit his right leg but the later in his pocket blocked the bullet the victim walked away with just a small -- This is the one time when smoking is beneficial. Because. We're today just talking about and minor injury when it could've been much more serious.

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