Skip to comments.Titanium plate saves man shot in nose
Posted on 07/07/2011 10:09:50 PM PDT by smokingfrog
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Rodrick Dantzler, the suspect in the slaying of seven people in Grand Rapids Thursday afternoon, allegedly began his violent rampage by shooting the driver of a pickup truck in the nose during a traffic jam near Godfrey and Grandville.
But the bullet richocheted off the man's nose because he had a titanium plate in it following treatment for cancer as a child.
Around 3 p.m., Robert Poore was driving the Dodge pickup truck with his cousin, Harold Taylor, as the passenger. They were headed south on Godfrey near the old Keeler Brass plant, but stopped because a semi truck was blocking the road as it backed into a loading dock.
As they waited for the semi to clear, they saw two cars drive around the semi from the other side of Godfey - a grey minivan and a Lincoln Town Car.
The minivan and the Lincoln stop, and the woman driving the minivan gets out and gets into the Lincoln.
Then, Taylor told 24 Hour News 8, a Lincoln Navigator - which appeared to be following the two cars - raced past everyone.
Taylor and Poore ignored it and made a left onto Martha as soon as the semi cleared the road. But when they got to the top of the hill at Grandville, the Lincoln Town Car came up next to the pickup.
"As soon as we take a right on Grandville, the car stood beside us and pinned us against the truck and then he raised his gun and started shooting at our truck and my cousin threw my head down," Taylor said. "I tried to get up to see the license and as soon as I did that I seen his eyes while he was shooting, non-stop."
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I was looking for the satire tag. It’s a shame it didn’t ricochet back and hit the shooter.
Now to deal with a galaxy-class headache and figure out what just happened..........
Happened to me a couple times after my vasectomy...
I guess you could call the fellow hard nosed (duck'n & runn'n)
They put a metal plate in for THAT?
Hey, titanium! I have my standards....
First he survives childhood cancer and then being shot in the face!
This guy is meant to live.
He needs to buy a lottery ticket for sure. Heck, I’d play his numbers this week, and I hardly ever buy a ticket, don’t ever play my own numbers.
Where did that come from?
The movie “Cat Ballou” (1965), with Lee Marvin as Kid Shelleen.
Oh yeah. I should have known that. I try to avoid watching any Hanoi Jane movies though.
Thanks for the laugh !!! (Still one of the best westerns of all time despite Jane Fonda)