Man takes bullet to head, finds it five years later

HERNE, Germany

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.

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