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Did a Centurion metal card save this Canadian CEO's life? Bullet directly through it.

Did a Centurion metal card save this Canadian CEO's life? Bullet directly through it.

Old Oct 18, 17, 11:02 am
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Did a Centurion metal card save this Canadian CEO's life? Bullet directly through it.

One must wonder if it slowed the bullet down just enough to save him?

http://calgaryherald.com/news/crime/...hooting-of-ceo



Police have released chilling new photos from the scene of a targeted attack against a prominent Calgary estate developer who was ambushed and shot outside his Mount Royal home last December.

Riaz Mamdani, chief executive and founder of the Strategic Group, was on his way to a board meeting on the morning of Dec. 19, 2016, when he was confronted by a gunman who fired six rounds into his Rolls-Royce.

Mamdani has since recovered from his wounds, but police are releasing new photos from the scene they converged on last winter in a bid to prompt anyone with information on the shooting to come forward.

The photos show Mamdanis windshield pierced by bullets. A titanium American Express card, carried by Mamdani in the pocket of a suit vest, appears ruptured by a bullet in another photo released by police.




Mamdanis credit card appears to have been pierced by a bullet during the attack. SUPPLIED / CALGARY POLICE SERVICE
Police have said all along that they believe Mamdani was the victim of a targeted attack.

It has been nearly a year since the shooting. A lot can happen in a year people can talk and allegiances can change. We know there are people out there who know what happened and we want to speak with them, said CPS Staff Sgt. Jodi Gach in a statement released Wednesday.


Calgary police released this image of the windshield from the Rolls-Royce Mamdani was driving.
The photos show how violent this encounter was. This attack occurred as people were leaving for work, and children were leaving for school. The culprits reckless disregard for public safety easily could have had fatal implications for not just the victim, but for the people in this neighbourhood.

Investigators believe that a white SUV discovered on fire in a nearby alley following the shooting is the same one that was observed speeding from the scene earlier that morning.

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Anyone with information about the case or the movements of the white SUV in the hours or days prior to the shooting is being asked to come forward to police.
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Old Oct 18, 17, 3:48 pm
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Wow. Right through the chip, too. Not sure how much of a difference a thin metal credit card truly made, but one thing's for sure... if I'm getting shot, I'd prefer as much material as possible in between me and the gun.
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Old Oct 18, 17, 4:37 pm
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Looks like it went through the windshield first, which I imagine helped as well (possibly just as much if not more than the metal card, though I'm not sure on that).
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Old Oct 18, 17, 5:04 pm
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A good chance the Real Estate Developer borrowed money from someone who wants their money back. A house near one of my homes has bullet proof glass and he is in the same business.
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The 5K AF is still a bit steep
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Old Oct 18, 17, 6:15 pm
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the (usa) centurion is 0.5 ounce

Ritz carlton is 1 ounce...

(same material?)
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Old Oct 18, 17, 7:19 pm
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I'm surprised Amex hasn't started advertising this as a new benefit yet
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Old Oct 19, 17, 1:38 am
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Originally Posted by Low Roller
I'm surprised Amex hasn't started advertising this as a new benefit yet
Which part, getting shot at or surviving being shot?
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Old Oct 19, 17, 2:36 am
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The windscreen would have made FAR more difference....but I'd hazard a guess that what saved him was

1. Modern medical care, and

2. Having the bullet NOT hit an organ or major blood vessel.
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Introducing the American Express Kevlar Card -for when your credit needs to be bulletproof!
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Old Oct 23, 17, 9:37 am
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Heh - It'd only save my butt.
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