A would-be-robber got more than he bargained for when he attempted to rob a man pumping gas at the gas station. He got a nice present, and it wasn’t a fat wallet full of cash.
Here is a sneak peak at what happens when victims aren’t into playing victim. There are more of us who carry than people realize!
Police say the man was at the Phillips 66 station at 4500 North Broadway about 7 a.m. when a dark-colored car pulled up. A man jumped out of the passenger seat and tried to rob the victim.
But the victim had his own gun and pulled it on the would-be robber, shooting him in the buttocks.
The wounded robber fled to the 6100 block of North Broadway and got medical help, said Leah Freeman, a police department spokeswoman.
In the robbery at Hollywood Casino about 6 a.m. Wednesday, two men drove into the parking garage in a dark-colored car. One of them approached a man who was leaving the casino and tried to rob him at gunpoint in a parking garage, police say. But the victim in that case had just lost big at the casino.
“They tried to rob him but he was broke. He literally had $2,” Maryland Heights Police Officer Mark Fedak said.
The victim handed the robber the $2. The robber, a bit irked, asked the man for his wallet, and the victim complied, Fedak said.