An armed man entered a Greenville, S.C., restaurant at around 10 p.m. Thursday night with hopes of leaving the place a much wealthier man. Strange how things don’t always go according to plan.
Instead, 22-year-old Calvin Jequan Benson left the Wings on the Run restaurant with two gunshot wounds and in need of medical attention.
Greenville County deputies say Benson’s robbery attempt was thwarted after a store employee drew his own handgun and shot the suspect twice with a pair of accurate shots, WHNS-TV reports.
After realizing his hold-up attempt was officially over, the suspect ran out of the restaurant. Police later received a call from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office informing them that a gunshot victim showed up at the nearby hospital with two gunshot wounds.
Deputy Drew Pinciaro told WHNS-TV that they were able to identify Benson as the robbery suspect.
After being treated for the gunshot wounds, Benson was taken to the Greenville County Detention Center and charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.