http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2007/1/2/211864.html Clothes call Tuesday, January 2, 2007 7:30 It fell from the sky New Year's Eve. "I could hear something fall out of the tree and I grabbed and had a lot of blood on my hands and knew I had been shot," Debbie Bingham said. A stray bullet someone fired into the air struck the grandmother in town from Atlanta visiting family in south St. Petersburg. Bingham needed five stitches and her shoulder is badly bruised, but it could have been a lot worse if it wasn't for a woman's necessity. Miracle Bra * A woman's bra strap saves her from serious injury.Watch Video "My bra strap is what saved me," Bingham said. "It was like half in the bra, half inside my skin." The .45 caliber bullet lodged itself in Bingham's thick bra strap, which paramedics had to cut to treat her. St. Petersburg police responded but didn't find who fired the shot in the air. Police kept the actual bullet. But an expert related how far and how fast it fell. "A bullet falls 52 feet per second," Corporal Dale Katzer of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. "And if it was fired at a 45-degree angle, it could have traveled from a pretty far distance. A 9-millimeter will travel roughly 1,900 feet, so a 45 will probably travel about the same thing, about 1,900." miracle bra Bingham shows where the bullet hit her shoulder and bra strap. Bingham's daughter is just thankful her mother wasn't injured more. "I'm very fortunate that she's still here with me 'cause I don't know what I would do if I lost my mama over just New Year's Eve, people just shooting crazy for nothing," Lolita Bingham said. And Debbie Bingham is also thankful for something. "Thank God for my bra, it saved me," Bingham said. There is a city ordinance in St. Petersburg against shooting into the air. If a bullet hits someone, as in this case, the person responsible could face criminal charges. Eh I dunno about it saving her.