Florida Man: Asked if Bullet Proof Vest Worked; Shot to Death

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 Saturday 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.

This story was originally published by Orlando News 6