As we aussies say! ONLY IN AMERICA
ATHENS, Tennessee - After being struck by a car on Sunday and beaten by an intruder on Monday, US man Tony Hicks returned to a hospital a third consecutive day when police investigating a convenience store robbery shot him.
The unrelated sequence of hospitalisations was not the first time police in Athens, Tennessee have dealt with Hicks, an investigator said.
A police statement said Hicks was shot after making “aggressive movements” toward officers who wanted to question him about the Tuesday night robbery near his apartment.
At a hearing today, a judge ordered Hicks, 42, held on a $US100,000 ($A116,790) bond, pending a July 13 hearing on charges of aggravated robbery and attempted first-degree murder.
He was treated and released after the shooting and was in jail today.
The Daily Post-Athenian reported the series of events: On Sunday, Hicks was struck outside his apartment by a car driven by a woman who had been revving the engine.
The driver was charged with aggravated assault. Police said Hicks went on his own to a hospital.
On Monday, Hicks’ apartment was broken into by a knife-wielding burglar. He was robbed after being struck in the face with a coffee mug, a police report said. Hicks was taken to a hospital for treatment.
On Tuesday night, a convenience store clerk said she saw a man enter the store with a white bandanna covering his face and what appeared to be a gun under his shirt.
She said the man struck her and told her to open the register and give him the money, then fled on foot. Investigators said they recovered the cash.