When a Monticello couple woke early New Year’s Day, they found a 9mm bullet in their bed. The bullet, apparently fired by someone celebrating New Year’s Eve, entered through the roof, traveled through the bedroom ceiling and landed in the bed where a pregnant woman, her husband, and their 3-year-old son were sleeping.
The woman, who outlined the frightening events for Seark Today on the condition of anonymity, said she woke to a loud noise at midnight.
“It scared us so bad we jumped and woke up,” she said. “My husband got up to go look in the yard because it sounded like someone was shooting guns in the yard but he didn’t see anything, except some people shooting fireworks.”
They went back to bed but during the night she felt something in the bed and on her pillow. Because she was so tired and sleepy, she simply turned her pillow over and went back to sleep.
“This morning at 6:30 I woke up to see what all of that stuff was,” she said. “It was parts from the ceiling and insulation all over our bed, in the bed, and all over the other furniture in our bedroom. I looked up and there was a hole in the ceiling.”
It was a bullet hole.
“I woke my 3-year-old up and checked him from head to toe and everyone was okay,” she said. “Then we got up and I was going to change the sheets because of the mess and there was a 9mm bullet right in between where my 3-year-old and I were sleeping,”
The bullet was on the fitted sheet, not the comforter.
“The police couldn’t believe we were all three in the bed and it didn’t hit any of us,” she said. “Very scary thing. God was watching over us, no doubt!”
The bullet will be sent to the state Crime Lab.