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Thieves' Scheme to Steal Pot a Hilarious Flop

They got oregano instead from Colorado Springs shop
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2018 8:45 AM CDT
A file photo of the real stuff.   (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

(Newser) – The heist went exactly as planned: Overnight thieves drove a stolen van right through the front doors of a marijuana shop in Colorado Springs, grabbed as much pot as they could carry, abandoned the van, and fled in a getaway vehicle, reports the Colorado Springs Gazette. The only hitch? All the "marijuana" they grabbed was actually oregano, says the owners of the Native Roots Dispensary. The still-at-large thieves, believed to be teenagers, grabbed all the stuff in display cases, and those cases don't contain the real thing, reports KKTV. Had the thieves made it into a locked "bud room," the story would have been different. (Read more marijuana stories.)

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