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Demonstration of 'Stab-Proof' Vest Goes Horribly Wrong

22-year-old UK man is dead
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2018 9:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – A 22-year-old UK man is dead, and a quote from the local assistant coroner sums up the sad and bizarre tale: "While in the kitchen, he took hold a knife to demonstrate it was stab-proof and sadly realized it wasn't the case." Authorities in Teesside say that Jordan Easton was at a friend's house and boasting to others about how the vest he was wearing could withstand a stabbing attack, reports Teesside Live. He then stabbed himself in the chest, fatally, reports the Independent. After an inquest into the death, authorities ruled the injuries to be self-inflicted, though unintentional. Assistant coroner Karin Welsh chalked it up to the "foolishness of youth." (Read more knife stories.)

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