Published: Aug 08, 2011 2:51 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a would-be victim pulled a gun and shot a man who tried to rob him in a restaurant parking lot in St. Petersburg.
    
St. Petersburg police say the incident happened about 11 p.m. Sunday in the Applebee's parking lot.
    
Bay News 9 reported that a masked man tried to rob the couple as they walked toward the restaurant. The station reported that the victim pulled a gun and shot the suspect.
    
Police say the suspect, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital. His injuries were not considered life threatening.

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