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Judge denies bond for man who shot himself in penis while robbing a hot dog stand on Halloween

A 19-year-old Chicago man shoots himself in the thigh and penis while robbing a hot dog stand early Tuesday. He was hospitalized after the incident, and a judge ordered him to be held without bail. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A Chicago man shot himself in the penis while allegedly robbing a hot dog stand early Tuesday.

The suspect, 19-year-old Terrion Pouncy, was hospitalized after the incident and missed his bond hearing Thursday. The judge ordered him held without bail pending a hearing next week, the Chicago Tribune reported.

What's the story?

Pouncy, whose face was concealed with a dark scarf, pulled a gun on two employees, 39 and 45, at a Far South Side hot dog stand. He demanded they hand over their cash, pressing his gun to the head of one of the employees, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. 

The victim, 39, who was passing a bucket of grease across the counter, called for the other worker to hand over cash from the register.

The bucket fell over while they were handing a stack of bills and their wallets to Pouncy. Bills flew all over, the Sun-Times reported.

Pouncy still pointing the gun at the workers bent over to grab the cash, the Sun-Times said. Then he stuck the gun in his waistband and started to run away.

But as he ran off, according to the Sun-Times, he shifted the gun and accidentally pulled the trigger firing the weapon in his pants.

He was struck in the right leg and penis, the Tribune reported. The robbery was captured on surveillance video.

Did he get away?

Sort of.

The restaurant workers called the police to report the robbery.  At about the same time, someone made a 911 call to report a person found with gunshot wounds to the leg and penis, the Tribune story said.

Pouncy was transported to a local hospital where he was later arrested.

Police recovered the wallets that Pouncy had allegedly stolen from the two employees, as well as the .38 caliber pistol.

Pouncy faces two felony counts of robbery while armed with a firearm, according to Chicago police.

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