According to the report, Pol Maj Gen Sophon Thonglorm of the Mae Rim police station Chiang Mai carried the phone at the left side of his waist, and was shot by a suspect earlier this week. The bullet, instead of hitting him, hit the phone first. While the bullet did make it through the phone and into Thonglorm, the Note 2 slowed the velocity of the bullet so much that the injury was not life threatening.
That said, the phone went from being usable to nothing than a story piece and a paper weight. That story, took off on social media in Thailand and the story caught the attention of Samsung Thailand. The company offered Thonglorm the new Galaxy S6 on top of paying for his travel to pick up the phone in Bangkok, to which, he accepted.
“I am happy that Samsung will give me a new phone,” he said.