Seattle police are looking for three men suspected of ripping off a medical marijuana provider in West Seattle last week.
The provider told police he received a call from one of the suspects around 5:30 p.m. on April 12th, who said he wanted to buy three ounces of medical marijuana.
The victim—who advertises his business on the internet, according to a police report—asked the man “if he was legit.” The suspect told him “Yeah, yeah.”
The victim agreed to meet the suspect near West Seattle Elementary and the High Point Community Center on 34th Ave SW and SW Willow St.
The victim was sitting in his car at 34th and Willow around 7:00 p.m. waiting for the buyer, when three men walked up to his car.
The group of men wanted to get into the victim’s car, but he refused to let them, and only opened his passenger-side door so he could talk to the buyer.
When the victim asked the buyer for documentation of a medical marijuana prescription, the man “lunged” into the car and grabbed a bag of pot from the victim’s lap, according to the report.
“They had a tug-o-war but the bag ripped and the suspect took off with three ounces of marijuana,” the report says.
The suspect and two other men then fled.
The victim talked to a witness, who gave him the suspect’s name, as well as the suspect’s mother’s name and phone number.
The victim apparently called police, but left the scene after waiting around for two hours, the report says.
The next day, he went to the Southwest Precinct to file a report.
An officer in the precinct asked the man to go home and get the possible suspect information and bring it back to the southwest precinct.