A MacBook saved a person’s life?
Now we have another device that is confirmed to save a person’s life. And perhaps, Apple has a new fanboy after the tragic shooting happened in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Florida, USA last January 6.
Five people were shot dead and eight wounded in the attack, according to CNN, which reports that the shooter was taken into custody “without incident.”
“The backpack saved my life,” Steve Frappier said on CNN last week.
When the shooter opened fire in the baggage claim area at Terminal 2, Frappier ducked for cover, wearing his backpack on both shoulders like a tortoise.
“At one point, when the shooter shot toward my direction, there was a bullet that ricocheted,” Frappier told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. He “felt something hit my back,” but thought it was just falling luggage. It was only later that he realized a bullet had entered his pack and hit his laptop.
“When I gave my bag over to the FBI for investigation, they found the bullet in the pocket of my backpack, the way that it ricocheted and entered my bag, that would have been my back.” – Frappier said.
As seen in the image above, the bullet left a big hole in the MacBook, damaging its aluminum unibody chassis—and rendering it unusable.
“The strange thing, too is that, in the rush to get off the plane, I just kind of shoved the laptop into my backpack, and it was just open very slightly.” Frappier added.
“So later, when [the FBI] were searching the backpack, they were looking for the entrypoint. And it turns out it did just go through the open backpack, ran through the laptop and the casing, and then into an interior pocket of the backpack.”
Now we know another reason why a MacBook is expensive. It can save you from a bullet, tho.