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Man shot in groin after refusing to hand over potato chips to armed robber

By Mason White 11:57 AM September 4, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
Police in Michigan, are looking for a man who shot a stranger over a bag of chips.

Police are investigating the shooting, which occurred on Tuesday night, after a man refused to give up his bag of potato chips.

The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. near Eight Mile and Dequindre in Detroit, police said.

The 59-year-old victim told police that he was walking in the 20300 block of Conant, when a man walked up to him and snatched his chips from his hand.

The victim told the thief that he wanted his snack back. However, when the thief refused, he grabbed the snack out of the suspect’s hand.

That is when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the victim in the groin, police said. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition.

The shooter was described as having a dark complexion, about 19 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, short sleeve black shirt and black jeans.