Robber shoots himself with pepper spray

January 9, 2009 6:10:05 AM PST
Squirting a robber with pepper spray might not sound too unusual. Unless the robber sprays himself.

Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa, are looking for a guy who doesn't know which is the business end of the self-defense device. Officers say the bumbling bandit robbed a phone store by threatening the clerk with a gun.

Police add the robber also pulled out a can of pepper spray and tried to use it on the store employee. But the man sprayed himself in the face.

He also sprayed the clerk and made a run for it.