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He didn't realize he'd been shot in the head.....five years ago

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double J, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    This is just written so well, from beginning to end, that I'm just going to post it in its entirety. It's not a very long story anyway.

    There’s drunk. And then there’s “so hammered I didn’t notice I’d been shot in the head” drunk.

    A Polish man living in Germany was the latter. In either “2004 or 2005.” He’s not sure which.

    The unnamed man was due in hospital this week to remove what he thought was a cyst on the crown of his head. Turns out, it was a .22-calibre bullet.

    Shown the pea-sized projectile, the unnamed 35-year-old told police that he vaguely recalled a sharp blow to the head at a New Year’s party some time before. He wasn’t sure exactly what year, but told them it was about five years ago.

    He did recall that he was extremely intoxicated at the time.

    After being shot, the man staggered home. And did nothing.

    “He told us he remembered having a sore head, but that he wasn't really one for going to the doctor," a police spokesperson told Reuters.

    So the toughest man in western Europe went about his business. The wound healed, but he suffered from recurring pain.

    That led him to hospital and his sobering discovery. He’s expected to make a full recovery.

    Police speculated that the bullet may have fallen into the man’s head after being fired in the air in celebration.

    They are not treating the shooting as suspicious. Mainly because the prime suspect is described as being very, very blurry.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's a hell of a hangover.
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I know a guy who NJ who was shot in the head with a BB gun by his brother when they were kids. Never told because he didn't want to get his brother in trouble. He had the BB removed 20-plus years later.

    While working the night desk on Guam during a NYE, we had the opposite of the original story. People we're shooting off guns for NYE, and the guy was hit in the neck by a falling bullet. He was sitting in the backyard with a buddy and they were drunk. The guy was hit in the neck but didn't notice. Several minutes went by and the buddy finally noticed the guy was bleeding from the neck and pointed it out to his friend. Once the victim realized he was bleeding he fainted.
  4. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Did his brother get in trouble once the truth came out? :)
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    There's the story of Jerry Kramer where as a kid, he had fallen into a tree branch, and years later, was getting sick from an infection. They went in, operated on him, and found two small pieces of the branch in him.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Then it just became something to laugh about.
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