Call it a miracle, divine intervention or perhaps a coincidence, but regardless of what you call it, this story is amazing! An Ohio bus driver was attacked by 3 men. He was stabbed and shot at but thankfully survived. The drama unfolded on the bus surveillance video and at the end of it, Rick Waggoner suffered two bullets to the chest, one in his hip and a knife wound to his arm. He fought off his attackers and they ran off and when he surveyed his injuries he realized that he was alive. While he knew he took two bullets to his chest, they didn’t actually pierce his skin. Instead, because he was carrying a bible in his shirt pocket, the 2 bullets lodged into the book and not into his heart.
He told the police dispatcher, “I had a book in my pocket. At first I thought it had went through, but it just feels like I’ve been hit by a sledge hammer in the chest, and I’ve been cut on the arm.” Thanks to his contemporary bible The Message he’s alive to tell the tale.
The local police Sgt.Michael Pauly said that there was obviously some kind of intervention involved in the incident because he should not be here. In the police report Waggoner said that one of the men said if you want to be all the way in the club, you have to kill the polar bear. While the violent attack could be race related police think it was a rare, isolated incident. Waggoner is still in hospital recovering from the ordeal but is expected to make a full recovery.
And probably the most interesting part of this story…he only just started carrying the bible a week ago. Wow. Just wow. Almost unbelievable really.
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