Vigilantes in Ukiah Beat Ripoff into a Coma
Don’t go messing with folks in Ukiah’s weed. On Sept. 23, a group attempted to steal marijuana from the backyard of a resident on the 700 block of Myron Place. Neighbors caught and beat at least one with sticks. According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, the neighbors
…confronted several people stealing plants from the backyard, grabbing at least one of them and detaining them. At this time, the rest of the suspects reportedly began throwing rocks and pieces of concrete at the residents, demanding those held be released.
The resident of the home called police who arrived to capture at least one thief while the rest escaped. The neighbors claimed that firearm had been discharged but officers did not find one or evidence one had been fired.
The 46 year old suspect who was captured had been beaten with a stick and later went into a coma from which he has since emerged. He stated that his co-conspirators lived in the area but none have been identified yet.
The officers determined that the marijuana was in “violation of city ordinances” and removed it.
Is it just me, or does the Emerald Triangle frequently sound like we live in the wild west?