A Florida man wondered whether his bullet-resistant vest worked. ‘Let’s see,’ his cousin said.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/pos ... 46f3e71e35
A Florida man curious to find out whether a bullet-resistant vest was still functional was shot and killed by his cousin while testing the protective gear, authorities said.
Tampa police said in a statement that 23-year-old Joaquin Mendez strapped on the vest Saturday night and “wondered aloud whether it still worked.” Police said 24-year-old Alexandro Garibaldi picked up a handgun, said “let’s see” — then pulled the trigger.
A bullet struck Mendez, who died a short time later at a nearby hospital, police said.
Garibaldi has been charged with manslaughter with a weapon, according to online booking records.
He also faces a felony charge of “felon in possession of a firearm.”