They reportedly robbed a Comfort Inn and a Holiday Inn, tried to rob a Checkers in North Augusta, South Carolina, and then made their way to a Quality Inn in Aiken . . .
Dempsey allegedly was seen on surveillance video entering the hotel lobby about 10:30 p.m. and talking to the front-desk attendant.
All of a sudden he goes, ‘Give me all your money,’ so I started pulling out bills and everything,” Pat Coats told WRDW-TV, adding that Dempsey had a gun and was waving it around . . .
Dempsey started to walk away with nearly $300 — but was stopped in his tracks by his own firearm. (Read more about the robbery suspect caught after he shot himself HERE)