Seattle resident Alonza Bryant is one lucky young lady! The teen was spared a possibly deadly fate, when the eyeglasses she was wearing deflected a bullet that struck her in the face during a drive-by shooting Saturday night, Seattle’s King 5 News reports.
Bryant, who is 16-years-old, doze off with her glasses still on. According to the high schooler, “If I didn’t have my glasses on I wouldn’t be here.”
Police documents state that at around 9:40 pm, Bryant had fallen asleep on a couch at her residence. There were several occupants within the home at the time of the random shooting. Witnesses told authorities that a dark sedan, containing a few passengers, cruised by Bryant’s home and suddenly opened fire. The succession of shots struck Bryant’s window and a few lodged in her walls. The bridge of Bryant’s eyeglasses was struck by a bullet, causing them to break.
Unidentified dwellers of the home summoned police when the dark sedan made a U-turn in order to fire off a second round of shots directed at the house. Miraculously, Bryant was not seriously injured.