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Bear spray wielding store owner stops marijuana thief

An attempted robbery at a pot shop in Washington state was stopped after a nearby business owner confronted the burglars and sprayed one of the suspects with bear spray, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputies responded to a burglary at a marijuana shop in Evertt around 3 a.m. Monday.

Surveillance video showed three Kias entering the parking lot of the shop.

The driver of one of the vehicles attempted to break into the business by ramming into the side of the shop.

According to officials, a man who works at a business behind the pot shop heard the disturbance and discovered the burglary in progress and used bear spray on at least one of the suspects.

The owner of the pot shop, Marijuana 99, told Fox 13 Seattle he also stays armed with bear spray and has had to use it before, but that this was the first time his business has been slammed into during an attempted burglary.

Deputies added that the vehicles involved in the attempted burglary are also believed to have been stolen.


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