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Man shot in head, finds bullet 5 years later

August 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
It took a man in Germany five years to realize he was walking around with a bullet lodged in his head.Robert Chojecki, 35, is recovering from surgery to remove it.

Police say he was hit by the stray 22-caliber bullet during a New Year's Eve celebration.

Chojecki says he thought he had bumped his head or was hurt by a firecracker.

He says he began to get headaches a year ago, and only went to the doctor recently.

Since the bullet had not penetrated his skull, doctors say it was not life-threatening and that he could have gone a few more years without having it removed.