Miranda Area Ripoff, With Three Trucks and 10 People, Foiled by Worker
A worker at a Miranda area marijuana grow chased off around 10 men as they attempted to steal plants from a greenhouse on Saturday morning. According to the grower, the incident may have begun earlier in the night, about 1 a.m., at a neighbor’s place up the hill. The dogs were barking and the neighbors went out and found a guy with his hands in the air, the grower explained.
“Save, Save me,” the guy reportedly told the neighbors because he was afraid of the dogs. The guy was wearing a hoodie, thick gloves and carrying a flashlight that was turned off and a backpack with only shorts in it, he said. The neighbors escorted the man to his car, a blue Chevy Colorado, which was parked between the growers and his neighbors.
Then, about 6 a.m., the grower’s worker woke up and heard voices. “The trailer he was staying in was only about 6 feet from the greenhouse,” the grower explained. The worker looked out and saw about 10 men beginning to cut down the plants in the greenhouse.
According to the grower, the worker broke out a window and fired his shotgun about five feet from the men closest to him.
“They were scrambling, knocking each other over, trying to get out of there,” the grower said his worker told him. The grower shot again. One of the guys hollered to another asking if he’d been shot. “No, I’m just stuck in the berry bushes,” he reportedly said.
The worker reported again fired into the ground. But this time, one of the guys fired back. The worker then reportedly fired into the back end of a red diesel pickup possibly with Oregon plates that was fleeing the scene. He believes he hit it. Two other vehicles also fled the scene. The attempted thieves reportedly left behind old sheets that were spread out apparently to put the cut cannabis into and make it easy to carry off.
The grower asked in disbelief, “Who brings 10 people to a ripoff? There isn’t enough to share.”