Man saved by wedding band

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JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A Jackson, Miss., business owner evaded serious injury or death when a bullet fired by a robber bounced off of his wedding ring on its way to his head.

Donnie Register said he raised his hand to protect his head during the Saturday robbery at his Fondren antique shop and a shot fired from one of the two robbers -- described by police as black men -- was deflected by his ring, WAPT-TV, Jackson, Miss., reported Monday.


Police credited the ring with saving Register's life.

"The bullet managed to go through two of his fingers without severing the bone. A part of the bullet broke off and is in his middle finger. The other part is in his neck, lodged in the muscle tissue. But it's not life-threatening," Register's wife, Darlene, told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

Jackson police spokesman Sgt. Jeffery Scott said the suspects made off with "a substantial amount of cash."

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