COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A group of teens smashed a stolen van into a marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs and stole a bunch of herb. Actually, it was herbs. Oregano, to be specific.

The owners of Native Roots, at Academy Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway, told our partners at KKTV they don’t put real marijuana in the display cases.

The smash and grab happened just after 1 a.m. in front of several witnesses.

“I was coming out from work, and all of a sudden we heard this big old crash,” Brent Wrathbone told KKTV. “[The suspects] came out with bunches of marijuana in their arms.”

Wrathbone said the suspects threw a beer bottle at him as he called police.

“I decided just to call the cops and we decided to get their plate number and everything and then I get a beer bottle thrown at me,” he told 11 News.

The suspects left the van behind — well inside the store.

Wrathbone and other witnesses told police they saw the group leave in a separate getaway car waiting on the other side of the dispensary.

Officers believe there were two people in the van when it crashed into the store and two others in the getaway vehicle.


Comments (13)
  1. Robert Chase says:

    “The owners of Native Roots, at Academy Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway, told our partners at KKTV they don’t put real marijuana in the display cases” — do you have any idea how ridiculous this is? People who use cannabis aren’t going to mistake leafy oregano for cannabis buds! Better check your facts.

  2. Flynn Ketchum says:

    Felonies and Jail Time for Oregano.
    That’s Hilarious..!
    Masterminds at work. Time for Daddy Spank…!

  3. Denis Ian says:

    Hadda be Cheech and Chong

  4. Andy Howe says:

    When they try to sell it around school, they are probably going to get a pounding.

  5. Daniel Villalobos Barrios says:

    At least they were teens, because that is clearly just a very silly dumb thing to do. Dangerous, pointless and dumb.

  6. Sean A Foltz says:

    It’s called dope for a reason.

  7. Ross L Rice says:

    Cheech & Chong wanna be’s

  8. Mike Thaman says:

    Should have stayed in school !

  9. Dang, Roscoe, this pot sure smells funny!

  10. Jim M. Ryles says:

    Or, was it illegal aliens…a rip crew.

  11. Rosemarie Scott says:

    Well, now they have something they can put on their pizza when they have the munchies. See, it all works out in the end! :-D

  12. I’m shocked I tell you shocked.Well, not really.

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