Law enforcement agencies across Washington and Colorado are reporting an unprecedented rise in the theft of snack foods and robbery of pizzas from delivery drivers.
The departments are being overrun with complaints and 911 calls reporting this wave of new thefts in gas stations, convenience stores, and gas stations.
With the legalization of marijuana and the subsequent rise of its use, the inevitable desire for “munchies” after a smoking session has driven shoplifting and robbery incidents across the two states to epidemic proportions.
When asked why, Toker Anders, owner of the Ganja Hut in Mountain High, Colorado, said he believes some of his customers may be spending all their money on his “product”, leaving few options once struck by hunger pangs or the simple desire to see what nacho cheese mixed with ice cream tastes like.
“Dude, they are totally harshing my mellow, with this criminal, like, behavior,” said Anders. “We made weed legal so crime would, like, drop.”
In hopes of stemming the crime wave, all Ganja Hut stores have started giving each customer three bags of Doritos free with each $100 purchase.