Victimless Crime File: Man Shot Dealing Medical Marijuana

And here I thought people having access to legal marijuana would eliminate crime. From

PACHECO — A man was shot outside a minimart Sunday during a soured marijuana deal arranged through Craigslist, the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office said.

The victim, a 41-year-old Pacheco resident, met with an unknown man in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 5200 block of Pacheco Boulevard with the intent to sell marijuana, said Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee.

They got into the would-be seller’s car, where he asked the prospective buyer if he was legally able to possess marijuana, Lee said. The stranger then pulled out a gun.

The victim got out of the car and ran away but the gunman opened fire, striking him in the leg. The gunman fled in another vehicle and was last seen getting onto Highway 4, Lee said.

The wounded man drove home and contacted authorities.

If I were shot in the leg I’d probably call an ambulance to my location but hey, I’m sually sober.

You know, it’s almost as if legalizing pot would not remove criminals from the drug culture – they’d just be arrested less often. Someone should tell medical marijuana dealers that.

Thanks to Trench for the tip.