WHEN GAMING GODS SMILE: Razer headset takes a stray bullet for gamer saving his life
A California gamer nearly died on Wednesday, March 30 when a bullet came spiraling through their window. Luckily, the 18-year-old from Torrance, California, was wearing a Razer headset and the metal hardware inside it deflected the bullet. After piercing the bedroom window, the stray bullet reportedly glanced off their Razer Kraken headset and ricocheted off a wall.
No injuries were reported after the incident, but the victim had a lingering headache. The gamer who goes by the username @Enough_dance_956 on Reddit posted the images and wrote, "Hello to everyone who sees this. I'm trying to get a hold of someone at razer to thank them with all my heart. Wednesday morning at 10:30 am a stray bullet went through my window and hit the razer headphones on top of my head. If it wasn't for the headphones made with good quality I would’ve been a dead kid at the age of 18. I couldn’t even imagine all the pain my family and friends would've been through."
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The gamer said the bullet was a 9mm caliber that collided with the wall after passing through the headset. Police retrieved the bullet that came to a stop in the victim's bed. "Please help me reach to razer I need to thank them. I'm very lucky to be alive. if I moved an inch forward or back I would've been dead. So thank you again for taking your time to read this," Enough_Dance_956 further added.
As per Tech Radar, Razer reached out to the Redditor to check if they were all right and offered them a replacement Kraken headset alongside other goodies. A spokesperson for Razer told PC Gamer, "This is not an April Fool's prank, at least not from us. We've reached out to the community member already to thank him and at least get him a new headset." Razer founder and CEO Min Liang-Tan posted in the thread, "Whoa—that's crazy. Glad you're okay!"
"THANK YOU TO YOU ALL. I showed my family and we are glad that people are happy I'm okay. THERE'S A LOT OF REPLIES AND I CAN'T GET TO ALL OF THEM. THANK YOU GUYS. WE DID IT RAZER CONTACTED ME. MUCH LOVE GUYS STAY SAFE AND RESPECT YOUR PARENTS AND TELL THEM YOU LOVE THEM EVERY DAY. You don't know when it's time to go," the gamer said in a follow-up.
When people doubted the story because it was posted on April Fools Day, the gamer posted more pictures as proof and wrote, "Here's more proof since people think it lying." One picture showed a dent in the wall that could possibly be from the bullet, while another showed the bullet itself. Tech Radar contacted the Torrance Police Department and were told that reports of the incident were being checked.