A bus driver in Dayton, Ohio, who was shot twice in the chest at point-blank range, was saved by his Bible, reports KTLA.
Rickey Waggoner, 49, who was also shot a third time in his leg while standing next to his bus, was the suspected target of a gang initiation.
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According to police, the two bullets aimed at Waggoner’s chest were stopped by the New Testament Bible he carried in his shirt pocket.
Waggoner had pulled his public transit bus onto the side of the road after it stopped running, police said.
He was trying to fix the problem when the men came along and attacked him, police said.