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Man accidentally Shoots Himself In joystick After Robbing Restaurant’

A man has apparently shot himself in the joystick by accident after allegedly robbing a hot dog restaurant.

Terrion Pouncy, 19, is recovering in hospital after the incident at the Original Maxwell Street Polish, near Halsted St, in Chicago, on Tuesday.

He had apparently tried to put his small-caliber pistol in his trousers after he stole money, a smartphone and wallet when he threatened two workers at around 6am, the Chicago Tribune reported. But something went wrong as he ran from the takeaway and he ended up with a gunshot wound to the groin and thigh, court papers said.

He didn’t manage to get far with the injuries and decided to phone emergency services a short time later and tell them he was shot, according to court documents.

Youncy, from South Peoria Street, is expected to be charged with two counts of armed robbery with a firearm. But he’s in hospital at the moment so was unable to attend his bond hearing. The judge did not give him bail.