Police say dresser saved woman, kids from bullet

AP News
Posted: Dec 02, 2009 9:05 PM

Police said a dresser positioned near a window kept a bullet from hitting a woman and her two young children as they slept at a southwestern Pennsylvania housing project. Uniontown police said Tina Schoch was sleeping with her 2-year-old and infant sons when a bullet pierced her window late Saturday at the Pershing Court complex.

Police said Schoch was awakened by a noise, but didn't realize what happened until Monday. Police said she was cleaning on Monday, saw a bullet hole and opened a dresser drawer to find the bullet.

Police have sent the bullet to a state police crime lab for testing. So far, they haven't linked the bullet to a shooter or charged anyone in connection with it.

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Uniontown is about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com