Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I just read "Robber sticks up pot shop, leaves weed behind" by Howard Pankratz in the Denver Post. This article is about a man who tried to rob a Denver medical marijuana dispensary at about 12:58 p.m. yesterday. A police spokesman said that the man entered through 4101 E. Wesley Ave. and just started to look at products. After the man picked some products he approached the manager and pulled a gun. He said he was not going to pay for what products he took. For some reason though, he left without the product and left in a car with a Colorado license plate of 873-OWC. The suspect is described as a mid-to-late 20s, 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. People that were in the store while the robbery was happening said that they recognized the man who tried to rob the store.

This matters to the world because people are stealing and robbing stores for drugs that are meant for people who are seriously sick. This matters to education because in school they teach us that drugs are bad for you and there are people out there trying to rob marijuana stores because it is now so readily available. This really does not matter to me because I do not use drugs and I never will use drugs. But, this does matter to our community because if people are robbing stores for pot what else will they be willing to do next?

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