New Testament in shirt pocket stops bullets in attack on US bus driver
A copy of The Message version of the New Testament helped save the life of a bus driver in Ohio, shot recently in an attack by three youths ...
Ricky Wagoner, a 49-year-old bus driver in Dayton, Ohio, was ambushed by three local gang members when his bus broke down at about 5:20 am on Monday 24 February. He said he was protected from the shooting when the bullets fired at his chest became lodged in a copy of the New Testament in his front shirt pocket.
"I've been hit in the leg," Wagoner told an emergency dispatcher, the Dayton Daily News reported. "My chest feels like I've been hit with a sledgehammer." But local police say Wagoner will survive the attack, and even the responding police sergeant agreed that "there was obviously some kind of intervention involved in this incident, because he probably should not be here".
Wagoner was stabbed in the left arm as he struggled to gain control of the pistol out of one of the suspect's hand. Wagoner then took a pen from his pocket and stabbed one of the suspects in the leg. The three suspects then fled the scene.