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Bullet stopped by man's dentures

ZAGREB, Croatia, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Police in the Croatian capital, Zagreb, said a couple survived a shooting when a bullet grazed the woman's cheekbone and was stopped by her husband's dentures.

Investigators said Stipe Cavlovic, 37, and his wife, Mima, got caught up in an argument between two men and one of the men pulled out a gun and fired off a shot, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

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The bullet grazed Mima Cavlovic's cheekbone before lodging itself in her husband's mouth, where it was stopped by his false teeth.

"I thought I was dead for sure," Stipe Cavlovic told police. "I didn't even see the bullet hit my wife. I just saw the flash of the gun's barrel.

"The next thing I knew was something hit my false tooth and I spat out the hot lead. It hurt like hell but we're both still alive," he said.

Police said the gunman fled the scene but a 58-year-old suspect was arrested soon after the incident.

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