A man accidentally shot himself in the groin while robbing a hot dog stand on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Terrion Pouncy, 19, allegedly robbed the Original Maxwell Street Polish at gunpoint, demanding money from the register and an employee’s wallet and cellphone, according to a criminal complaint. As Pouncy fled, he put the .38-caliber pistol in his pants. As he did, the gun went off, shooting him in the thigh and penis area.
Pouncy called 911, stating he’d been shot. At the same time, employees from the hot dog stand dialed 911 about the robbery.
Officers later found Pouncy near a car wash, where he called 911 to say he had been shot, according to WSMV. Around the same time, employees had also called the police to report the robbery.
As of Thursday, Pouncy remained hospitalized for his injuries. He was not able to be physically present at a bond hearing, where he was denied bond. He has been charged with two counts of armed robbery with a firearm. He is scheduled to be in court on November 7.
A 39-year-old employee of the hot dog stand was hospitalized for unspecified injuries after the robbery, according to the Chicago Tribune. He found his wallet not far from where Pouncy accidentally shot himself, according to the report. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Pouncy allegedly pressed a gun to that victim’s head. That same employee also wrestled with Pouncy as he attempted to leave.
Surveillance cameras captured video and audio of the robbery, according to police.
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