Chicago, IL – A hot dog stand robber learned the hard way that appendix carry with no holster is a good way to shoot your wang off; because that’s what he did.
Terrion Pouncy, 19, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery in the botched criminal attempt.
At about 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Pouncy entered a South Side hot dog stand and held a pistol to an employee’s head,” Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti told WBBM.
The employee was moving a bucket of grease at the time of the confrontation, and told a co-worker to give the robber cash from the register.
The bucket of grease tipped over as the employees were handing over their wallets and money, “and bills went flying,” Antonietti said.
Pouncy held the employees at gunpoint while he gathered the scattered cash.
Then he put the gun into the waistband of his pants, and as he began to run out of the store, he accidentally shot himself in the crotch.
“He apparently pulled the trigger, firing a bullet that struck him in the penis,” Antonietti said.
Surveillance cameras show Pouncy stumbled out of the building, and managed to cross the street, before collapsing on the steps in front of a house.
“Pouncy was unable to run further because of the pain of a self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered when he tried to adjust the .38-caliber pistol in his waistband as he ran off,” Antonietti explained in court.
Police recovered a .38-caliber weapon, as well as the employees’ wallets, from the suspect.
There had been no word if Pouncy’s body part was recovered.
“Pouncy’s blood-stained boxers matched the underwear he had on in the surveillance video, which clearly showed the pattern on the fabric when the teen bent over to collect the money that had fallen to the floor,” Antonietti said, according to WBBM.
He remained hospitalized as of Thursday. The court ordered Pouncy held without bond.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, according to the Chicago Tribune.