An East Bay Marijuana delivery driver was robbed of almost $8,000 in what police are calling the “asshole crime of the century”.
The unfortunate delivery driver was called out for a routine task, to provide a small quantity of marijuana to a weed head in need. However when he arrived he was greeted by two armed robbers who made off with $8,000 worth of marijuana products, police said.
The reefer robbery occurred during the afternoon hours of Jan. 29, when an unidentified person breathlessly called a marijuana delivery service in Pleasant Hill and asked for one eighth ounce of marijuana, along with some edible marijuana products to be delivered to a home on Magnolia Way, police said.
When the driver arrived with what can be assumed a sunny disposition, two pathetic male robbers — one brandishing an apparent gun — demanded he give up his belongings. So he tossed them the keys to his car, money, marijuana, his wallet and his phone, before running away like anyone with common sense does, police said.
When police arrived at the scene, the car was, unsurprisingly, gone. The driver later told officers it contained roughly $8,000 in marijuana products. Responding officers laughed and told the unfortunate driver he would probably never see that money again. Marijuana is still illegal under Federal law, therefore a theft of marijuana (in and of itself) is simply not a crime.
Over the past few months, city leaders in Antioch, Brentwood and Oakley have passed laws either heavily restricting or banning most medical marijuana practices in the area. Check out KushCA as we follow this trend occurring in cities across the Bay Area.
At the time of this writing, police are still looking for suspects, although not that intensely. It is weed we’re talking about after all.
My name is Petey Wheatstraw, also known as Charles Stevens. I’m an avid marijuana smoker, writer, devoted father and non-profit minion– not necessarily in that order. A Chicago native I’ve lived off and on in the Bay Area since 1996. Seven years ago I finally settled here to capture the changing face of our communities.