Man dies after testing ‘stab-proof vest’ by stabbing himself

Evarado Alatorre
Junio 19, 2018

A 22-year-old United Kingdom man is dead, and a quote from the local assistant coroner sums up the sad and weird tale: "While in the kitchen, he took hold a knife to demonstrate it was stab-proof and sadly realized it wasn't the case".

He suffered a chest stab wound, and died at the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton.

Jordan told his friends he was wearing a "stab-proof vest" and tried to demonstrate by turning the knife on himself - but the blade went through and he stabbed himself in the chest.

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Jordan Easton was in a friend's kitchen when "he took hold a knife to demonstrate it was stab-proof and sadly realized it wasn't the case", assistant coroner Karin Welsh said. After an investigation, local authorities confirmed that the wounds were self-inflicted, and no arrests or charges have resulted from the incident.

He agreed with the coroner's assertion that "while Jordan may have had his issues in the past, he seemed to have settled down". Adding that it was "out of character for him" to be so reckless.

The death of Easton, who had turned 22 only five days prior, was ruled a "misadventure", meaning he died from unintended consequences, according to Welsh. Stab-proof clothing does indeed exist, but it's obviously not the kind of thing most people wear on a daily basis, and investigators haven't weighed in on why he might have thought his vest would save him. If you absolutely have to test the ability of your clothing to repel a knife, bullet, or some other threat, take it off first.

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