SoCal Fireworks Booth Robbed At Gunpoint

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Police say a Cal State Bakersfield fraternity fireworks booth was robbed at gunpoint Friday night.

Bakersfield police Lt. Mike Cantrell says the suspected robber, Patrick Horn, stuck a pistol in a clerks face at the booth and ran off with some cash.

Police caught up with the robber who had accidentally shot himself in the leg before fleeing on foot. Cantrell says Horn was transported to Kern Medical Center.

Cantrell says Horn will be charged with robbery, an ex-felon in possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.

Information from: The Bakersfield Californian,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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