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Wallet Protects Modesto, Calif., Self-Storage Employee from Gunshot Wound


A staff member at Modesto Mini Storage in Modesto, Calif., survived being shot during a robbery Wednesday evening when a bullet fired by the suspect hit his wallet, which shielded his thigh.

Police told the source three men went into the facility on Standiford Avenue while an accomplice waited outside in a vehicle. The three men demanded money from an employee before the group got into a fight. One of the suspects fired a shotgun. Even though the bullet didn't pierce his leg, the staff member suffered mild injuries from a struggle with the suspects.

Sammuel Leon Luna, 21, and Richard Wells Westover, 18, were detained by officers inside a getaway vehicle. Police are still looking for two additional suspects. The source does not reveal if video surveillance equipment captured the incident.

Modesto Mini Storage's website reveals the stand-alone facility has 24-hour access and rents units after office hours using a kiosk.


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