Man arrested after reporting marijuana theft
July 25, 2005 - reuters.com
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man was arrested on Monday after calling police to complain about the theft of his marijuana, authorities said.
Stephen Knight, 17, said three men had broken into his apartment, hogtied him with Christmas lights and stole some marijuana, along with a plasma screen television, police said. Knight said the men barged into his home early on Monday morning demanding, "Where's the weed?," according to San Antonio police.
When the girlfriend returned, she found the victim tied up in the bedroom. Police say the victim and his girlfriend waited 30 to 40 minutes before calling police about their stolen pot.
"When our officers first arrived here, they weren't cooperative in the beginning," said SAPD Sgt. Curtis Coolidge." We didn't even get the basic description until about 15 or 20 minutes here at the scene to get the victim to cooperate with the investigation." Police are looking for the suspects.
In the meantime, they arrested Knight after finding several marijuana plants growing under heat lamps in the apartment, four grams of harvested marijuana and a tablet of ecstasy, Officer Chad Ripley said.