Anthony Miranda, a 24-year-old from Chicago, allegedly attempted a robbery on the Southwest Side of the city late Friday night. Police say he strolled up to a parked car, asked the driver for a light, and then pulled out a handgun.
The driver was reportedly an MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter, and a few minutes later, Miranda had a bullet in his ankle courtesy of his own gun, the battered mug you see above, and a court date. From the Chicago Tribune's report:
The man in the car replied that he didn't have a light, and the other man pulled out a handgun and demanded the driver's valuables, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
The driver handed over his cash, wallet and valuables, and the gunman then ordered him out of the car.
At some point, the older man was able to grab hold of the handgun, and during a struggle, the robber discharged a round, striking himself in the ankle, Mirabelli said.
His target, described only as an "older man," told police that he competes in Ultimate Fighting Championships and Chicago Police won't release his name since he was the "victim".