Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 2:03pm.

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Police say a man who planned to rob a convenience store in Gaston County was foiled when he shot himself in the foot. An arrest warrant states 28-year-old Kelvin Ethelbert Roberts dropped a .45-caliber handgun in front of the store in Cherryville and it went off, with a bullet striking his right foot. Roberts faces several charges that include attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Police say the handgun had been altered to fire .410 shotgun shells. Authorities say it was illegal for Roberts to have a gun because of a felony cocaine possession conviction in 2002 in New York. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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