After two cousins residing in Tampa, Florida had the brilliant idea of testing out a fragmentation protection vest, also known as a “flak vest,” 23-year-old Joaquin Mendez was killed from a gunshot wound to the chest.
His cousin, Alexandro Garibaldi, age 24, stated that he heard a gunshot and found Mendez outside with a gunshot wound. A witness who was at the scene said that wasn’t how things went down, however.
Based on the witnesses testimony, Mendez sat in a chair vest, and wondered aloud whether it still worked. Garibaldi then pulled out a handgun and said “Let’s see.” That his when Garibaldi fired one shot at Mendez, striking him in the vest, causing lead to fatal injuries.
This witness testimony contradicted everything that Garibaldi had told the police, so they charged the dumb cousin with two felonies: manslaughter with a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.
It was at the hospital where Mendez died of his injuries. Both Mendez and Garibaldi are cousins… very stupid cousins.
I think it’s needless to say that Darwin would be quite proud right now.