A 37-year-old man who had been laid off from his job at a plant in Saginaw was shot in Detroit by a robber who made off with about $1,700 — the sum of the victim's final paycheck from his job.

WDIV-TV and the Detroit Free Press report Brad Mannie said he stopped Friday night at a store with his 12-year-old son. After they got back into their vehicle, a robber shot Mannie in the hip and took his wallet.

Earlier that day, the Inkster man had been laid off from his production and maintenance job at Stress-Con Industries Inc.

Despite the ordeal, Mannie says he's just happy to be alive.

Detroit police say a weapon has been recovered.