Would-Be iPhone Thief Shoots Self in Foot: PD

The suspect was hurt, not the victim, after he accidentally shot himself in the foot while trying to rob a woman in Northeast Philadelphia late Sunday night. (Published Monday, Aug 11, 2014)

A robber wound up allegedly shooting himself in the foot after police say he pulled a gun on his victim and demanded her smartphone.

The strange incident played out around 11 p.m. along the 1700 block of Guilford Street in Northeast Philadelphia -- that’s a short distance from Northeast High School.

Philadelphia Police said that the armed suspect approached the woman and tried to take her iPhone.

During the attempted robbery the suspect then somehow shot himself in the foot, according to investigators.

The suspect wound up in Aria Health-Torresdale Campus hospital in stable condition. The victim didn’t suffer any injuries, said investigators.

Police didn’t immediately identify the suspect.