A young Canadian man who heroically fended off a pair of robbers who invaded his home was arrested last week after police who responded to the robbery call searched the house and discovered the owner was protecting a hoard of more than 8,000 pot cookies.
"I've never seen anything like it before. It's an unprecedented number of cookies," said constable Janelle Shoihet to CBC News. "It was a bit like a bakery in there. So it was surprising to me."
The White Rock Mounties were called to the scene on Thursday afternoon when the 22-year-old resident came home to find two strange men trying to break in and steal his stuff. One of the would-be robbers hit the man over the head with crowbar, but he still managed to drive them off.
According to Gawker, the police later obtained a search warrant to figure out just what was in the house that the assailants might have wanted to steal. Their search turned up both pot and 8,000 pot-laced chocolate chip cookies.
It's a bit of a stretch to imagine that 8,000 chocolate chip cookies, even the normal kind, could be intended for personal consumption, so the 22-year-old man and two women, aged 20 and 54, were arrested with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
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