Some days it just doesn’t pay to be a thug. Just ask this unnamed robber. He accosted four patrons of the local Denny’s (I love Denny’s) in Hawthorne, California. After he robbed them, he tried to make it to his getaway car around the corner. The victims decided not to let him off so easy and they chased him down in their car and sent him flying after scoring a direct hit. To make matters worse, at some point as he was flying through the air, his gun went off and shot him in the head. He’ll live, but will have to face armed robbery charges.
Hawthorne police Lt. Ti Goetz told the station: “He’s running away from the scene with a gun in his hand when the victims chased him in the car. When they struck him it launched his body up in the air and somewhere in that process, the gun in his hand fired, resulting in him getting a bullet in the head.”
Amir Obeid, the manager of the Denny’s restaurant outside of which all this happened called it a case of “vigilante justice” and didn’t seem too upset about the criminal’s wounding.
“I’m not going to say any prayers for the suspect because he kind of got what’s coming to him, you know. He decided to rob somebody and that’s what happens. You’re taking a chance whenever you do something like that,” he told KABC.
Remarkably, the man has survived the bashing, and the shooting, and is almost inexplicably listed in critical but stable condition, KABC reported.