I've heard of a person being saved from a gunshot with a pocket bible before, but perhaps for the first time in human history a man has been spared from a fatal bullet thanks to a gold tooth. And you thought a golden grill was just for show.
The unnamed victim, a New Orleans man, was shot in the mouth by his brother in a marijuana-related dispute; the bullet ricocheted off his gold tooth, causing only lip and gum damage. The full story, which you must read, gets ever better. Here's my four favorite parts of this completely bonkers real-life Wayans brother sketch:
4) The victim and his girlfriend were casually smoking marijuana in the car on the street when this all began.
3) The bullet actually hit the dude's tooth and didn't injure him except for some gum and lip damage.
2) The marbles-in-mouth dialogue that took place when the police were trying to talk to the guy, who had gauze in his mouth, about which one of his brothers shot him. This proved extremely difficult because...
1) The victim's brothers have almost identical names! Of course. In the end, turns out that Waltdell Davis, not Waldell Davis, was the shooter.