Doctors Find Source of Woman's Pain: Stray Bullet

She thought firecracker hit her days earlier
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 10, 2015 6:09 PM CDT
Doctors Find Source of Woman's Pain: Stray Bullet

A Florida woman says she was shot in the leg while sitting at a café on Independence Day, but she didn't realize it until doctors found the bullet five days later. Heather Charlebois tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal that after days of pain from what she initially thought was a firecracker, she went to the hospital. Doctors found a .38-caliber bullet lodged in her leg.

Charlebois says she was on the patio of Cafe Da Vinci in DeLand on Saturday night when she felt a pain in her leg. She checked it out in the bathroom, but there was little blood. Police say there were no reports of gunfire but believe the bullet might have been fired into the air from some distance away by someone celebrating the holiday. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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