Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From Philadelphia’s of May 9, 2007

Suspect Nabbed After Being Brought to Univ.of Penna. Hospital

A thief who attempted a car break-in Wednesday morning in the city’s southwest section was foiled apparently by his own gun — and a fearless car owner.

The incident happened around 10am in the 8400 block of Lindbergh Boulevard. Police say a car owner spotted the suspect attempting to break into his car.

When he approached the suspect, who was armed with a handgun, a struggle ensued. During that struggle the gun discharged, and the suspect was shot in the thigh by his own gun. He then fled to a waiting car where an accomplice rushed him to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

In the meantime, the car owner called 911 and informed police of what had happened. When the suspect and his accomplice arrived at the hospital, police were waiting and both the alleged thief and his accomplice were placed under arrest.


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