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Man Says Bibles Stopped Bullet

Mark On Chest Man’s Only Injury

POSTED: 3:27 pm PST November 8, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (AP) A 54-year-old Florida man credits two small Bibles in his shirt pocket with saving his life when they stopped a bullet.

Bill Henry told Orange Park police that two men he didn’t recognize ambushed him with a rifle as he carried bags of garbage to a trash bin.

He said his attackers then fled in opposite directions.

The man said the bullet was stopped by two New Testaments that he was carrying in his shirt pocket to give to friends. Police took them as evidence.

The Florida Times-Union reported that aside from a red mark and a pain in his chest, the man was not injured.

Henry said he normally doesn’t carry a Bible, but on Monday he was returning the books to a friend.

No arrests have been in the incident, authorities said.

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