Cops: Teen Robber Shot Himself in the Groin

That's got to be embarrassing
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2016 3:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – A clumsy armed teen ended a botched robbery sporting one more groin hole than he started with, according to police. The Tacoma News Tribune reports a 16-year-old boy and an accomplice allegedly set up a meeting with a marijuana dealer on Facebook last Friday. When they met the dealer in Lakewood, Washington, police say the accomplice snatched the pot and the masked teen confronted the dealer with a handgun. The dealer ran away, and the teen was allegedly trying to tuck the gun back in his pants when it went off.

Police arrived to find the teen with a gunshot through his groin and buttocks. It took seven hours of surgery to repair his fractured femur and pelvis, not to mention a mangled femoral artery. The patched-up teen is now facing charges of first-degree robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm. His accomplice was also charged, as was another suspect who police say removed the marijuana and gun from the scene.

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