Chicago is known for many things, hot dogs (no ketchup!) and unfortunately, shootings are among them. But, it’s a rare day when the two collide in an instant dose of karma.
Terrion Pouncy, 19, didn’t get very far after robbing a hot dog stand on the Windy City’s Southside.
Pouncy held two employees of Maxwell Street Express at gunpoint Monday morning, and demanded that all cash in their pockets and the register be turned over, the Chicago Tribune reported.
But a series of events would thwart Pouncy’s robbery and leave him embarrasingly wounded in the process.
The teen robber allegedly put a gun to the head of one of the employees. When the employees started to hand over the cash a bucket of grease sitting on the counter tipped and sent bills flying, according to Assistant Atate’s Attorney Erin Antonietti.
That’s when it went downhill for Pouncy.
The act of bending down to retrieve the wayward cash triggered the gun, and the rest as they say, was history.
— Jonathan Westfall (@westfall_w) November 3, 2017
Pouncy ended up staggering into the street after one of the employees tried to wrestle him to the ground, the Tribune reported. The robber was promptly arrested after being transported to Christ Hospital in neighboring suburb, Oak Lawn.
Police were able to recover the wallets allegedly stolen from the employees and matched Pouncy’s blood-stained boxers to underwear he had been seen wearing in surveillance video.
Despite the painful injury and his young age, Judge Stephanie Miller ordered Pouncy held with no bond.
Karma works in the darndest ways.
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