Metro- An Israeli reporter was accidentally stabbed while demonstrating the efficacy of a stab-proof vest.Israel has faced almost daily stabbing attacks by Palestinians in recent weeks, and Eitam Lachover, who works for the state broadcaster, was asked to try on a protective vest and demonstrate a thwarted stabbing.
It didn’t quite go as planned.
The knife went through the vest and wounded Mr Lachover on the back.
Why? Why would I expect Israel to understand the concept of liability? Well, I guess they had to learn their lesson somehow so it might as well have been the hard way. It's too bad that they are most likely going to lose their stab proof vest business because of it, but they are probably better off considering they are also guilty of false advertisement. Pretty fatal flaw for a stab proof vest to be only partially stab proof. Maybe you should have ran some more tests before you took this one public. At the very least try it out on a human being that ISN'T broadcasting to a significant portion of the population. I don't think that is too much too ask.
I actually don't even blame this company, I blame it's moronic representative. I would imagine that stab proof vests are much like bulletproof vests in that they aren't 100% effective. If the movies that I have watched are rooted in truth then even an FBI approved bulletproof vest is vulnerable to a stray gunshot if it hits at the right angle. I would think they would be required to have that little "use this product but don't blame us when you end up stabbed, shot, or pregnant" disclaimer on the tag like the back of a condom wrapper. That's why this idiot who is trying to sell stab proof vests should have been the one wearing the stab proof vest. Granted, that's the best way to get yourself stabbed apparently, but it's also the best way to show that you have confidence in your product. Think about it. If he was the one that got a military grade knife jammed though his flesh then he could have at least played it off until the cameras stopped rolling. That's not the case when you got a wide eyed reporter that's literally praying for his prolonged health during the demonstration. Either put the thing on yourself, or maybe don't use every ounce of strength in your body to jab at a stranger's back with a deadly weapon.