Gold Tooth Blocks Bullet
New Orleans police said a man who was shot by his brother was spared when the bullet bounced off his gold tooth. Police said Waltdell Davis used a .22-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver to shoot his brother, Walter Davis after an argument about Walter smoking his younger brother’s marijuana. Walter was struck in the upper lip and doctors said all they found was a bullet fragment near his left nostril. Paramedics said the victim told them the bullet ricocheted off his gold tooth. Walter told police he did not want to press charges against his brother, but Waltdell was picked up on a probation violation. Police said he admitted to the shooting and was charged with aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.