Man shot in head, sneezes out bullet

On New Year's Eve, Darco Sangermano, 28, was hit in the head by a stray bullet fired during a celebration in Naples, Italy. While waiting to be seen by physicians, he sneezed out the bullet. From The Telegraph:
"The route of the bullet broke his temporal bone, near his temple, and this slowed down the bullet which grazed his eyeball without hitting it directly," Dr Guglielmo Ramieri told Gente magazine.

Surgeons operated on the eye, removing splinters of bone that the bullet left in its wake.

"The operation lasted several hours but he is fine," said Mr Sangermano's uncle, Vito Sangermano. "The doctors agree that he will not lose the use of his eye, even if for now his sight is blurry."

"Italian man shot in head sneezes out bullet"


  1. That’s pretty much the definition of tough guy.

    “Ya I got shot in the head once. I just sneezed out the bullet and went on my way. No big deal.”

  2. The late Jim Cirillo, of NYPD’s Stakeout Squad (essentially, their job was to hang out in often-robbed businesses and wait for somebody to try his hand. they had a lot of shootouts.), reported two men on his team witnessing a similar incident following one of their gunfights. The robber not only survived multiple gunshots, including head wounds, but when he blew his nose to clear it of blood a bullet fell onto the floor.

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