Just read this story and thought this forum could weigh in on what happened here.
A shopper at Lowes had to take a trip to the hospital on Sunday afternoon, following a freak accident in which a bullet apparently exploded in
her purse as she was in the store, according to Montoursville Deputy Police Chief Jason Bentley. "She did not have a gun in her purse or on her,"
Bentley said, adding that the woman, whose identity was not released, was not aware that she had two or three bullets in her purse. "Something must
of hit the primer of one of the bullets," Bentley said. "The bullet stayed in the purse, but its casing put a hole in the purse and caused a minor leg
wound," he added.
The story does say that something must have hit the primer on the cartridge, but really? Wouldn't it take more than a poke by car keys to set off the
cartridge? My thought was that the cartridge made a connection with external contacts on a cell phone battery, but even that's a stretch.
Does anyone here have similar stories or can you shed light on how this might happen? Sounds like something for the Mythbusters...
11-6-2012 by Tripnman because: Typo