Weeks after Colorado shocked the world and legalized marijuana for recreational use, 2 potheads cleaned out a dispensary by spraying the employees with bear mace! I thought the point of legalizing pot was that it would stop crime, not make it easier for potheads to find victims?
From the Daily Camera [emphasis added]:
Police are investigating a robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Boulder on Thursday night, when officials say two suspects sprayed bear repellent at four people, sending one to the hospital.
The incident occurred at 6:50 p.m., according to Boulder police Sgt. Doyle Thomas.
According to initial eyewitness reports, two men wearing black clothing and ski masks entered the Dandelion Dispensary, 845 Walnut St., near the St. Julien Hotel & Spa, and began spraying what is believed to be bear repellent in the air.
Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel said surveillance footage from inside the dispensary showed just one suspect, and police are working to determine if another person was involved.
Thomas said the four employees inside began to flee the building even before the bear spray was released into the air but were still affected by it as they tried to leave.
One person was transported to an area hospital to be treated for symptoms related to exposure to the spray, he said. The other three victims were treated at the scene.