Driver takes a bullet through his hat, but is unhurt

An unidentified man pulled over by Boston Police last Friday morning took a bullet through the hat - and lived to tell about it. According to a Boston Police report, officers observed the driver racing the wrong way down Homes Avenue at 2:28 a.m. After he was pulled over, the driver told police that someone had just fired on his car as he was driving by. Officers observed bullet holes on the side of the car and - amazingly - one through the man's hat. The victim sustained no injury and the incident remains under investigation.

"He had his hat on backwards and the bullet just spun it right around," said Area C-11 police Captain John Greland. "He couldn't have been more lucky."

The incident is the second reported shooting in the last month on Homes Avenue and the latest in a string of shootings that has plagued the street since the spring. On July 10, three teens - ages 13, 15, and 16 - were shot while standing on a third-floor porch at 60 Homes. Three others were shot in an incident outside 86 Homes Ave on June 23; two others were hit by bullets on May 30. None of the injuries have been fatal.