Alberta, Canada — Breast implants save lives! A shooting victim credited her survival after being shot by her ex-boyfriend to her surgically enhanced bosoms during a court trial Wednesday.
Eileen Likness told the prosecutor that her breast implants “took the brunt of the force” from the shots fired at her during a shooting that took place on January 2, 2006.
According to the Toronto Sun, Likness was driving Fernando (Frank) Chora, her ex-boyfriend, around for several hours before she became frustrated with him and decided to drop him off.
At the direction of Chora, Likness pulled onto a side street where she could drop him off. Once out of the car, he fired two shots at her with a 9mm handgun. The bullets grazed her arm, entered her right breast implant, scratched her chest plate and exited her left breast.
The breast implants, Likness explained, were all but deflated.
“They were gone.”
Chora faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault with a weapon in connection with the Jan. 2, 2006, incident. He is also facing two firearm offenses and allegations that he broke into the home of an elderly couple and held them at gunpoint after shooting Likness.
According to the New York Daily News, Likness had her breast implants replaced after she allowed her wounds some time to heal.
“I had to wait some time, but yes, I had some put back in.”
Believe it or not this isn’t the first time breast implants have been attributed to saving a shooting victim’s life.
Fox News reported on July 1, 2009, a gunman opened fire at the Family Dental Care Clinic in Simi Valley, striking Lydia Carranza in the chest. Doctor’s believe the California woman’s size-D breast implants saved her life by stopping the bullet inches from heart.