When a robber shoots himself he has to turn himself in.
A man walked into a hotel lobby in North Augusta, South Carolina and demanded the money from the front desk lady at gunpoint. After she handed around $300 in cash to him, he started walking towards the door, and he shot himself in the leg and limped the rest of the way out after letting out a loud and painful scream. He had an accomplice waiting for him in a getaway car outside the hotel. They drove off but stopped a cop and asked him for help with his gunshot wound. The Blaze reported:
Friday apparently was burglary-spree day for Bradley Parrish, 25, and David Dempsey, 27.
They reportedly robbed a Comfort Inn and a Holiday Inn, tried to rob a Checkers in North Augusta, South Carolina, and then made their way to a Quality Inn in Aiken.
But this would be their last stop.
Dempsey allegedly was seen on surveillance video entering the hotel lobby about 10:30 p.m. and talking to the front-desk attendant.
“All of a sudden he goes, ‘Give me all your money,’ so I started pulling out bills and everything,” Pat Coats told WRDW-TV, adding that Dempsey had a gun and was waving it around.
“I didn’t want to get shot,” she added to the station.
Dempsey started to walk away with nearly $300 — but was stopped in his tracks by his own firearm.
“On the way out I hear a pop, and the gun had gone off,” Coats told WRDW. “He screams then starts limping.”
Investigators told the Associated Press that police were at the hotel minutes after the incident when Dempsey stopped a deputy and asked for help for his gunshot.
As you can imagine, the deputies figured out fairly quickly that Dempsey and Parrish could be the hotel robbers they were after. With the pair were Autumn Cooper, 19, and Breanna Dudley, 21. All four were arrested.
He got the medical attention he wanted after he was arrested. Now everyone’s in jail, and all that hard work they put into planning and executing their heist, the pain Dempsey had to suffer after shooting himself in the leg, was all for naught.