A suspected robber in Jackson, Mississippi, had to be hospitalized after his would-be victim called his bluff in a big way.
The suspect first approached the man at a Motel 6 and asked for cigarettes, according to the Jackson Police Department. When the man, a hotel guest, said he didn’t have any cigarettes, he figured that was the end of the interaction.
Instead, the suspected robber turned around and pulled out a gun.
“I bet you don’t have one of these,” he reportedly said.
After hearing the man’s “bet,” the would-be victim then “pulled out his weapon and began firing shots,” officer Colendula Green told WLBT.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was hospitalized and may face robbery-related charges. His condition was unknown on Friday. The man who shot him is not being charged by police.