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Regardless of How It Looks, These Are Not the Victims of a Crime – They Are the Perpetrators Who Learned a Very Painful Lesson


They made a huge mistake.


Two suspected robbers left the scene of their own crime looking like the victims of a brutal attack after their would-be victims fought back.

Johnny Calderon Jr., 19, and Gerald Allen, 18, attempted to rob two University of Virginia students at gunpoint, which turned out to be a huge, painful mistake, according to police in Charlottesville, Va.

Police arrived on the scene to find the two students had beaten up and detained the suspects.

L-R: Gerald Allen, 18, and Johnny Calderon Jr., 19. (WVIR-TV)

Clearly, Allen got the worst of the beating. His right eye was swollen shut and his face bloodied. However, Calderon didn't get off easy and arrived at the police station with a black eye and plenty of bruises.

Calderon has been charged with two counts of attempted robbery, one count of pointing a firearm and using a firearm in the commission of a felony, WVIR-TV reports. Allen is facing two counts of attempted robbery.

"Calderon is due in General District Court Friday morning for a hearing. Allen is due in court on October 3," the report adds.

NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

This story has been updated.


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