Potato Chip Deliveryman Shot in Drug Store Robbery

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    A potato chip delivery man was shot in a robbery attempt outside a District Heights, Md. drug store.

    Police in District Heights, Md., hope surveillance video can help them find a man accused of shooting a potato chip deliveryman on Thursday morning.

    The delivery man, whom police have not identified, became the unlikely target of an armed robbery attempt outside of the Kay Cee HealthMart Pharmacy on Old Silver Hill Road.

    Potato Chip Delivery Man Shot in Robbery

    [DC] Potato Chip Delivery Man Shot in Robbery
    A potato chip delivery man became the unlikely target of an armed robbery outside of a drug store in District Heights, Md. on Thursday. (Published Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010)

    A security camera captured the victim unloading boxes from a Martin's brand potato chip truck. While inside the truck, another man is seen stepping onto the bed. Moments later, the man nearly topples over several boxes of chips while making his escape from the scene. The deliveryman is seen limping out, after he'd been shot in the leg, according to police.

    "He kept on saying, 'I'm shot, I'm shot,'" said drug store owner Mike Ackard, who added that the chip deliverymen who come to his store are not known to carry and cash. "It was just sensless."

    The deliveryman was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. Nobody else was injured.

    Though the gunamn was clearly seen entering and leaving the truck on the security video, his face was covered by a hood and not easily identifiable. Police aren't sure if he got away with anything.