Padded bra saves woman's life

April 15, 2009 5:35:29 AM PDT
A padded bra turns out to be a life-saver.

But in this case, Brazilian police report the bra was stuffed with cash.

According to authorities, a 58-year-old woman was shot in the chest during a bus holdup over the weekend.

Police in the city of Salvador say the bullet was slowed by a wad of cash the woman had hidden in her bra.

A police spokesman says the roll of money prevented the bullet from entering her heart and killing her instantly.

The woman had surgery and was released from the hospital Monday.

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