Sheriff: Man mistakenly shoots self while robbing McDonald's

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A Georgia sheriff's office says a man robbing a Macon McDonald's accidentally shot himself in the thigh, foiling his escape.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says an armed man wearing a wig entered the restaurant Saturday night and ordered a manager to take him to a safe.

Deputies say the manager complied before fleeing with another employee. They then heard a gunshot and saw the thief flee. Witnesses told deputies they later heard a man screaming for help.

Deputies then say they found 26-year-old Donte Sherrod Grayer wearing only his boxers and lying near a wig, money and other clothing. Deputies say he was identified as the suspect and taken to a hospital in stable condition. They say he'll be arrested upon his release.