For some, 4/20 is just another day to get high.
But for one hardcore trio in Canada, it requires days of preparation, huge amounts of melted butter, and Mrs. Fields-worthy kitchen skills. That's what 8,000 cookies require.
Police were called to a British Columbia residence Thursday on reports of a home invasion. The two intruders fled before the cops could catch them, sending a nearby school into lockdown (just in case you thought this week couldn't squeeze in another one.)
Heroically, the 22-year-old resident of the house had been able to fend off the thieves, even after being bludgeoned in the head with a crowbar. What could possibly be so valuable, so worthy of protection?
Police found out later that evening, when they obtained a search warrant and discovered 8,000 cookies presumed to be of the pot persuasion—a veritable snacktory of stoner sweets. "It's an unprecedented number of cookies," said constable Janelle Shoihet of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to CBC News. "It was a bit like a bakery in there."
The young crowbarred man and two women, ages 20 and 54, were arrested. They're charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to engage in cookie trafficking, and will be tried in the much less festive month of May.
April 20, 2013