Fla. man shoots self during robbery, flags down cop

An Orlando man allegedly shot himself during a robbery, stole a Mercedes from a strip club and then flagged down a deputy himself


By Steven Lemongello
Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orlando man allegedly shot himself during a robbery, stole a Mercedes from a strip club and then flagged down a deputy himself, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The incident took place at about 2:50 a.m. at 1213 18th Street, Lt. Mike Crabb said in a statement.

Lashawn Williams. (Orange County Sheriff's Office Image)
Lashawn Williams. (Orange County Sheriff's Office Image)

Lashawn Williams, 24, allegedly robbed a person of a phone and accidentally shot himself while fleeing the scene.

Panicked about the wound, he ran across the street to Cleo's Gentlemen's Club and found a Mercedes with the door open, which he allegedly jumped in and fled north on the Orange Blossom Trail.

"Feeling the effects of the gunshot, he pulled over on Columbia Street and flagged down a deputy," Crabb said.

Williams was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

He was also positively identified as the robber, Crabb said.

Copyright 2015 The Orlando Sentinel 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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