Punks Target 71-Year-Old Medical Marijuana Applicant for Burglary Attempt. Victim Only Had Small Amount of Weed

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A 71-year-old Phoenix man recently applied for a medical-marijuana card -- which apparently was all it took to make him a target for a few punks looking to steal some medical weed.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, about 5:30 p.m. yesterday, a neighbor of the victim's called 9-1-1 to report that four men were breaking into the home of the victim in the 5000 block of North 11th Avenue.

When officers responded to the scene, an air unit that had been dispatched spotted the four alleged burglars as they were running toward a Light Rail station near 7th Avenue and Camelback Road.

All four -- 18-year-old Shaldon Patterson, an unidentified 17-year-old, and two 16-year-old boys -- were taken into custody.

After interviewing the victim, it was discovered that he'd recently applied for a medical-marijuana card. He'd also applied for a permit that would allow him to grow his own weed.

The four suspects later told police that they found out the victim had applied for the card, which is why they targeted his house.

According to Phoenix Sergeant Steve Martos, the would-be thieves wouldn't have made off with much weed. He tells New Times there was a little bit found in the victim's home, but probably not "the amount the burglars were looking for."

Last month, a would-be robber was killed when he tried to steal pot from a guy who'd been advertising himself as a medical-marijuana salesman.

During the robbery, the victim fatally shot the man who was trying to rob him. More on that here.

Patterson and the other three suspects were each booked on charges of burglary and criminal damage.
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Guy who got Jipped
Guy who got Jipped

Actually Barry Warr sells weed at his place ive been in his house many times, have seen him sellin dimes dubs and onces at times to highschool kids. Prescott is his boyfriend by the way, all prescott does is collect govt checks and smokes weed,  people who they kick it with know they sell weed im just the first to put them on blast. I cant believe they got away with it, i saw barry the other day walking his dog talking on the phone saying he fooled the cop etc. laughing. When u buy from them they jip you alot lol cant even get a decent bag from these hustlers. i once seen barry walk-in with a bag of weed the size of a basketball, sit down and break it up into smaller/sellable sizes. Also the people that robed him knew he was a drug dealer, y do u think they chose his house out of all the appts. they didnt find any weed cause barry proably has it stashed in his Lexus. His boyfriend Prescott is wierd as fuck just chill with him and youll know what im talking about. he once told me why should i work when i can have the govt take care of me, thats the shit that makes it hard for people who need help, he abuses the system and smokes weed all day. Forget you Barry thats the last time you will hustle me,

P>s      Dont buy weed from these guys

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Matthewp_12
Matthewp_12

This kid is so stupid. He was a great football and baseball player. Its a shame cause he had crazy talent. Scouts would talk about his body and how big he was and fast! and something was wrong with him. Always an angry person. Always talked backed to his mom and pushed her around.

Jonathan Mercer
Jonathan Mercer

I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, RawCent. c0m

trent
trent

i know this kid personally he was in my math class at a juli school. i talked to him a few times. but i was in counsoling with him and he was a very angry person. when i saw him with his mom. he wouldnt even look at her or even talk to her. he was very differnt. but he seemed pretty cool at first but patterson was very difficult to understand. and honestly i dont know how he got the info to target this persons house.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Yes, you're rather difficult to understand also.   Before you hit the post button, review your writing first and if you're not sure about the spelling check a dictionary.   It's a good tool.

Tim Hanner
Tim Hanner

Cut him some slack Walter. Schools no longer produce literate people......

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Its not hard to find out who has cards as much of the databases out there are now public.

Thanks LULsec and special thanks to teficx

Lycan Lance the Lone Wolf
Lycan Lance the Lone Wolf

Good questions by the posters above. I guess these so called PUNKS wanted a piece of the pie. Then again, they don't look to be the intelligent types, so my best bet is that these PUNKS were blackmailed by the Gilbert Police Dept, as some sort of favor or agreement. They probably had criminal records to begin with, so why not make a deal with these PUNKS?

J Curwen
J Curwen

How did these no-accounts find out about that guy's card? That information is supposed to be confidential. Not that I expect respect for confidentiality from the government. Been there, done that, damned near paid for my naievete with my life those may years ago.

Cut to the present, I have a card, too. Anyone who breaks into my house should expect deadly force. I abhor violence, but I abhor the prospect of my partner or me getting killed more.

Oldfart
Oldfart

The perps probably have connections with the Gilbert PD.   They seem to know where every MJ location is.

trent
trent

i highly dout that. i think the 71 year old man was selling some weed to make some profit.   and i saw them on tv and to patterson there very easy to take out. he had a full scholorship to college from football. if you want to cheak out how good he is here.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpMOoD...       and        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

You think he was selling weed to make some profit?    Why do think that?    Your spelling, grammar and sentence structure indicate that you've had a recent head trauma.

teknik1200
teknik1200

How did the perps find out the man had his card to begin with?

trent
trent

i think that he knew someone that had it.

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