Apparently not. Unless he was hit in an area of the body not covered by the vest. Doah!
TAMPA, Fla. - Police say a Florida man asking if a bulletproof vest "still worked" was fatally shot by his cousin.
A Tampa police report says Joaquin Mendez, 23, put on the vest late and "wondered aloud whether it still worked."
Police say his cousin, Alexandro Garibaldi, 24, pulled out a gun and responded, "Let's see."
Officers found Mendez outside the house with a gunshot wound in his chest. Mendez died at a hospital.
According to the report, Garibaldi initially told officers he found his wounded cousin after hearing a gunshot. However, police say a witness described Garibaldi shooting Mendez.
Police say the vest was found inside the house with a gunshot.
Garibaldi was held without bond on a manslaughter charge. Hillsborough County jail records didn't show whether he had an attorney.