hotdog shop robber is no cock of the walk
Terrion Pouncy didn’t so much bite off more than he could chew when he committed his crime – he shot it off
How not to holster your gun in a holdup
It’s often quite difficult to feel sorry for people who do bad things , yet we’re sure you’ll find something in your heart that feels something approaching sympathy, even if it ’s just the smalles t bit, for 19 - year- old Terrion Pouncy.
At around 6am on Halloween 2017,
Pouncy thought it w ould be a good idea to hold up a hotdog r estaurant on South Side , Chicago. Upon entering the r estaurant, he pulled out a .38 calibr e pistol and demanded cash from two employees of Maxwell Street Express on 11 6th and Halstead, pressing the gun to the head of one 39 - year- old worker.
The victim had been passing a buck et of grease across the counter at the time , and called out to their co - worker to pass Pouncy the cash fr om the till, as w ell as their own wallets. Farcically, upon doing this , the bucket fell and the money w as dropped and wildly dispersed. Pouncy bent down to pick up as much cash as possible , while s till aiming his gun at the tw o male r estaurant employees. He then turned and fled.
What happened next was both far cical and painful. Shifting his gun in his waistband, Pouncy accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting himself in the penis .
Somehow the r obber managed to mak e it across the s treet, brushing off a restaurant employee who gamely attempted to s top him from leaving, before stopping momentarily on a bench, and then collapsing on the s teps of a nearby house. He managed to call 911, reporting that he’d been shot. Not long after, he was arrested by police at Chris t Hospital, where he had been tak en to r ecover from his injuries. The employees’ wallets were recovered. Pouncy’s gun was seized.
CCTV had captured the entir ety of the event. What ultimately led police to be sur e of Pouncy’s role in the crime w asn’t the wound in his nether r egions, but that the blood- stained underwear taken from Pouncy at the hospital matched the same underw ear that had been captur ed, protruding out of the perpetrator’s trousers, on the r estaurant’s CCTV footage.
There’s not one but thr ee lessons here. Don’t rob a hotdog r estaurant. Don’t carry a firearm. And for God’ s sake, pull your trousers up.
Pouncy should take some comfort fr om the fact he’s not the only criminal to mak e such a cock- up, pun totally intended. On 6 September 2015, a 43- year- old man fr om South Dakota named Donald Watson was taken to hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to his cr otch, claiming to ha ve been shot by a “black guy ” while taking out the trash. His neighbour offered a different scenario, claiming they had hear d loud screams coming fr om Watson’s apartment at around 1am. “Anguished” was the word used. Police investigated and found bullet tr aces and an empty gun case in W atson’s house. A few days after surgery, Watson confessed that the gun had gone off in his pocket during the process of buying the firearm.
As a former felon, Watson was sentenced to five years in prison on char ges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a drug offender, false r eport of a crime to la w enforcement and false r eport of information to law enforcement.
You might sa y that nobody w as a wiener in either of these cases .