A would-be mugger on Chicago’s Southwest Side picked the wrong person to victimize — a mixed-martial artist — and ended up with two black eyes and a gunshot wound to the ankle, the police say.
Police say 24-year-old Anthony Miranda walked up to a parked car near 55th and Kenneth around 11:30 p.m. Friday and asked the driver for a lighter. When the driver said he didn’t have one, Miranda pulled a handgun on the driver and demanded money. Miranda was given the moeny, but he then ordered the driver out of the car.
And that’s where he made a huge mistake. Unbeknownst to Miranda, his victim, whose name was not released by authorities, is a Mixed Martial Artists.
The fighter was able to get control of the gun, and in the scuffle, Miranda accidentally shot himself in the ankle.
When police got to the scene, they found the unnamed fighter holding Miranda down with a face full of cuts and two black eyes.
Miranda, a convicted felon, was charged with armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm and rdered held on $350,000 bail. Records show he has several convictions, including one for a residential burglary.
Let the speculation begin on who this mystery fighter is.