How Getting Shot in the Butt at a Drug-Fueled Sex Party Saved a Florida Man's Life
D'Amato was at the Orlando-area Knights Inn motel last month to meet two prostitutes. He tells the Orlando Sentinel that the scene was basically that of a 24-hour sex party with random people popping in for drug use and a romp with the hookers.
D'Amato was sitting on the floor of the room around 4 a.m. when an unidentified gunman with an AK-47 began shooting up the place. D'Amato dove behind the bed, but one of the bullets hit him right above the buttocks and exited through his hip.
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|Surveillance footage of D'Amato shortly after being shot.|
"[The surgeon] said, 'Dude, getting shot saved your life,'" D'Amato tells the Sentinel.
D'Amato, who has a hefty nonviolent criminal history himself, has taken the shooting as a sign he needs to turn his life around.
"I put myself in a position to die surrounded by people I didn't know," he said. "The fact that I almost died alone was a wake-up call for me."
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