Redneck tooth extraction makes news

Bay Minette teen Robby Owen tied one end of a string to a loose tooth and the other end to his arrow, then fired his hunting bow and yanked the tooth — painlessly, he said — from his mouth.

The 13-year-old’s parents — Robert and Paula Owen — videotaped the unique dental procedure last summer and sent it to “County Fried Home Videos,” a backwoods version of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” shown on cable network CMT and hosted by comedian Bill Engvall.

CMT paid $500 for the clip, Robby said this week. “I’m saving it until I find something I want to buy,” the teen said.

“I didn’t think he’d really do it,” said his father. The second time, though, Robert and Robby were ready to do it right.