A Chicago man is recovering in the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the penis while allegedly holding up a hot dog stand.
Terrion Pouncy, 19, allegedly held two employees of Maxwell Street Express at gunpoint in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood Tuesday morning.
Pouncy had pulled a gun and demanded cash from two employees at the hot dog stand, according to Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti.
Two men, ages 39 and 45, were working at the restaurant during the time of the robbery.
Pouncy allegedly held the gun to the head of the 39-year-old, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
He had been holding a bucket filled with grease and asked the other employee to get cash from the register. As they handed the cash and their wallets over, the bucket of grease spilled and the money went flying.
Pouncy grabbed the money and tucked the gun in his waistband and began to flee.
As he ran, the gun accidentally went off and shot him in the penis.
He ran a few blocks away and then called 911 to say he had been shot. Police arrested him at the hospital.
Police recovered the wallets he allegedly stole in addition to the .38 caliber gun that had caused the injury.
He has been charged with two counts of armed robbery.
The robbery was captured on surveillance footage. Pouncy’s boxers recovered at the hospital matched the underwear he had on in the surveillance video.