While the cliché “don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” is sound advice, a would-be robber in Chicago’s West Rogers Park learned that it’s also not a good idea to bring a toy gun to a robbery.
According to police, around 5:30 local time on Monday a 25-year-old man attempted to stick up a clerk in an electronics store in the 2900 block of West Devon Avenue. While the thief held a gun on him, the clerk reached into the store’s safe as directed, but pulled out a real gun instead of cash and opened fire on the robber.
Ultimately the gun jammed and the thief pistol whipped the clerk before running from the store to a waiting car driven by a woman, according to police.
The 23-year-old clerk was taken to Saint Francis Hospital and treated treated for small lacerations on the left side of his face and on the top of his head, according to fire officials.
As for the thief who brought a toy gun to a robbery, police caught up to him at Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hospital in Hammond, Ind., where he was being treated for gunshot wounds, real gunshot wounds. The suspect was taken into custody and transported back to Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune report.