Glasses May Have Saved Girl From Bullet
Alonza Bryant was hit on the spectacles' bridge
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 23, 2013 6:30 AM CST
A girl's glasses may have saved her life.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Thank goodness for poor eyesight. A drive-by shooting unleashed a wave of bullets on a Seattle home Saturday night, police say, and one managed to hit the bridge of Alonza Bryant's glasses—breaking them but leaving her, amazingly, with just minor injuries. "I fell asleep with my glasses on," the 16-year-old says, per "If I didn’t have my glasses on I wouldn't be here." No one in the home—a group that included other children—was hurt, USA Today reports, despite a second try by the attackers.

The girl was treated for her injuries at a hospital. Officials investigating think the home, but not the girl, was the target of the attack. Alonza's mother, LaVette Bryant, says the family has no gang ties but that someone who lived in or visited the house before them may have. "We have to move. We have to find a place to stay tonight, because we're not staying here," she says.

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Dec 24, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Uh huh, sure! People often riddle a house with bullets by mistake... NOT! They usually aren't doing it because you're involved in selling or stealing drugs. All of these kids need to be taken away by Child Protective Services!
Dec 23, 2013 7:19 PM CST
Polycarbonate is a great product. UV resistant too
Norman Johnson
Dec 23, 2013 1:22 PM CST
Gang bangers are like a plague on the human race.