Man Shoots Himself in the Head With a Nail Gun

Dante Autullo didn't even know he had a nail in his head before seeking help.
4:58 | 01/22/12

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You keep talking about this story the headline sounds like a gag the guy who shot himself in the head with a nail and didn't even -- it. But it's not a -- take a look at this sixth grade that is a three Ian Snell and the guys brain it was in every 36 hours. During -- time. These men chatted with -- -- got a good night sleep and even plowed the driveway ABC's DJ clinic is unraveling the mystery this morning and lord. Dan good morning to you I think this is what we would call the closest of close calls in fact the -- came within millimeters of the part of the brain controlling motor function. Even the patient declared himself a medical miracle. Look at this image. That's a three and a half inch nail -- smack dab in the middle of the man's brain. That man is Dante ought to look just days ago -- was doing construction work when it's automatic nail gun wield against his skull. Rip my head open and then each. Her to -- it's going gone away you know went past my -- but it obviously -- in Marbury still not knowing if and actually went in he thought they walked around with a male in his head. For a day and a half continued -- work for next four hours and then after that I -- salting and plowing for eight hours. When -- -- sleep only after feeling nauseous the next they did he seek medical attention. Doctors performed a cat scanned and gave him the incredible news I thought he was joking. Are you kidding me because no man -- services and you know. This is the -- right here. He was rushed in for emergency surgery is surgeon doctor Leslie Schaffer says injuries like these are uncommon and fraught with the risk. The most. Concerning risk is the possibility of infection. And also -- the Naomi move within the brain caused damage to structures. Inside it could have been fatal fortunately wasn't. -- unbelievable story is the latest in a line of people who have lived through extreme injury caught on X ray the man who survived the twenty foot fall awful -- Steel rod bursting through his chest. And just last year Las Vegas native Andrew Lin who somehow survived being impelled in his neck by a two inch thick metal pole. As for -- today he realizes just how amazing his survival lives. We really working. Economic kids the all time as the hero my -- and up. And is pushing for one last souvenir of his ordeal. Yeah I'm trying to give black shape for giving the nail in her Scalia I want to build up to build framing glass sort of been put on the wall. Interesting keepsake well we are happy to report Dante is home recovering even cracking jokes lucky blessed whatever description you -- -- use. You can certainly use it in the situation he can't TJ thank you very much.

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