Vernon Ogrodnek  /  The Press of Atlantic City via AP
Samantha Lynn Frazier, 35, talks Monday at the Egg Harbor Township, N.J., home where she is staying about a gunshot that hit her in the abdomen early Saturday morning.
updated 2/23/2010 7:05:48 PM ET 2010-02-24T00:05:48

A Florida woman said her love handles saved her life when she was shot entering an Atlantic City bar. Samantha Lynn Frazier said she heard two pops when she walked into Herman's Place early Saturday. The 35-year-old then felt pain and saw blood on her hand after she grabbed her left side. Atlantic City police said Frazier was an innocent bystander.

Detective Lt. Charles Love said the gunman was aiming for a man who escaped with a bullet hole in his down jacket.

The suspect remains at large.

Frazier told The Press of Atlantic City that "I could have been dead. They said my love handles saved my life."

Frazier also told the newspaper that she had been "hollering" that she wanted to lose weight. She now said "I want to be as big as I can if it's going to stop a bullet."

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