Friday, April 24, 2015

When It All Goes To Pot - Dopes on Both Sides Of A Robbery and Shooting

In both Wisconsin and Michigan, you're not allowed to use deadly force solely to protect your property.

This is doubly so when the property in question is an illegal substance.

The Detroit News: Michigan man charged with shooting at pot thief

A 22-year-old Michigan man is accused of firing two shots at a 19-year-old Green Bay man who tried to rob him during a drug deal.

Benjamin Hubbard of Menominee is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

The Green Bay man told police that he and a friend arranged to buy two ounces of marijuana from Hubbard with the intention of stealing it.

A criminal complaint says Hubbard pointed a gun at the man after his friend ran off with one of the bags. It says the man returned the second bag, but Hubbard fired twice at him as he drove off in his vehicle.

Note that Hubbard fired at them as they were driving away after taking the stash, and thus not presenting a threat to his person.

Note also that it appears the robbers called police on the guy they had robbed after he took a shot at them in their fleeing vehicle. Robbers, in possession of a prohibited substance, calling the cops on the seller of the substance from whom they had just stolen it.

Methinks all three of them are going to have an educational interaction with the Wisconsin criminal justice system.

This is part of the reason it's called dope.

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