If you're a victim of a crime, please do call the police. But don't be surprised if they detain you for your marijuana garden, even in San Francisco.
A Richmond District couple learned this lesson Friday after they were detained by San Francisco police officers responding to their apartment after an early morning robbery, according to the San Francisco Appeal.
The couple, a 33-year old woman and a 30-year old man, were robbed at gunpoint sometime after 1:55 a.m. at their home on the 500 block of 40th Avenue, the online newspaper reported.
Thieves nabbed a television, cell phones, an iPad, cash and several dozen marijuana plants. The shaken couple called police, who took them into custody after cops found more marijuana plants at the apartment.
The couple had a medical marijuana recommendation that allowed them to grow up to 99 plants in the apartment, but it was expired, according to police.
The robbers had not been found as of this morning. They are described as a white man, two black men and an Asian man, and "were more than likely known to the victims," police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.
The white man is described as being 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds, while the two black men are both described as being about 6 feet tall and 175 pounds, and the Asian man is described as being about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds, according to Dangerfield.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.