Laptop Saves Man From Injury at Ft. Lauderdale Shooting

A man who was present at the horrific Fort Lauderdale airport shooting yesterday owes a debt of gratitude to his Apple MacBook Pro for taking a bullet for him, possibly saving his life.

Steve Frappier dove for cover when the shooting rampage began at the Florida airport, and remembers being on the ground “like a tortoise” with his backpack on his back.

Frappier, who was waiting at the luggage carousel when the suspect began to shoot, killing five people and injuring eight others. He didn’t realize he had been saved from what may have been death until he went to the bathroom to check himself.

That’s when he discovered that the laptop in his backpack took a bullet for him.

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Fort Lauderdale Airport Terminal 2

Frappier says that while on the ground he felt something hit his back but thought it was just a piece of luggage.

Passenger Steve Frappier

Passenger Steve Frappier

“Later, when I gave my bag to the FBI for investigation, they found the bullet in the pocket of my backpack.”

Frappier was just one of the several people inside Terminal 2 of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport when a 26-year-old Iraq war veteran, Esteban Santiago, started randomly shooting people with his handgun.

Shooter - Esteban Santiago

Shooter – Esteban Santiago

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H/T: Daily Mail







 

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