Summit County police blotter: Texans steal weed from Breckenridge pot shop | SummitDaily.com

Summit County police blotter: Texans steal weed from Breckenridge pot shop

A pair of Texans allegedly made off with a jar of marijuana at a store in Breckenridge on Aug. 1, after an apparent sleight-of-hand trick.

Police arrived at around 2 p.m., and a store clerk said two men with Texas IDs had come into the store earlier that day. The clerk said he placed five jars of marijuana on the counter while discussing transactions with the men.

The "smaller man," described as wearing a collared shirt and red ball cap, made the first purchase, buying an eighth of an ounce of the strain Pachamama. The clerk handed him his bag and then completed the larger man's purchase.

As the two walked away form the counter, the clerk noticed than one of the jars was missing, but he elected not to make a scene and confront the men as they departed.

Police viewed security camera footage that confirmed the clerk's account, but there was no way to identify the suspects. There was no additional footage showing them entering a vehicle.

The case was closed due to lack of suspect information. The jar contained an eight of an ounce of marijuana valued at $40.

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When officers arrived, he started ripping off his clothes and was foaming at the mouth. The report notes that "is usually a clue that something is wrong."

The man calmed down when threatened with a Taser and was cooperative when officers transported him to a medical facility.

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The man tried to fight police when they showed up to cite him. He lost and was taken to jail, but an officer was slightly injured during the scuffle.

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An off-color joke landed two Summit County Jail inmates in the hospital for stitches on July 26, although the fight it caused was one-sided.

The inmate who started it all reportedly told a jail deputy that he had walked up to the victim while he was sitting at a table and started leaning on him.

He then made a joke at the victim's expense using a pejorative term, and the inmate told the man not to call him that. The man said the victim then "looked like he was going to punch me so I punched him first."

Security camera footage showed the man punching the victim in the mouth after walking up to the table where he was sitting. He then tried to punch the victim again after he stood up but missed.

Deputies called a lockdown but the man instead walked up to the inmate he punched and hugged him. He later said he felt bad about the incident because he liked him.

At the hospital, the victim got stitches on his mouth while the other inmate got them on his hand. The inmate who threw the punch was charged with third-degree assault.

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