Two burglars ran off after trying to steal a bunch of marijuana plants from a San Lorenzo home Wednesday night, a sheriff’s spokesman said, from what appears to be an illegal pot grow.
Alameda County Sgt. JD Nelson said the homeowner has been “less than forthcoming” about what exactly occurred about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 16000 block of Via Primero.
But what Nelson said his deputies did piece together was that two male suspects entered a home and tried to steal some pot from the estimated 200 marijuana plants growing inside. The homeowner came home to find them, had some sort of fight, and the homeowner grabbed a knife to stab the suspects, Nelson said. The two suspects ran off, and Nelson was unsure if they had been injured or not.
The homeowner, who was not arrested early Thursday morning, had a medical Cannabis Card, but the plants he had “exceeds the limits under state law.”
A neighbor called 911 to report the burglary, but apparently, the homeowner asked them not to call police.
Nelson wasn’t sure exactly how the investigation was going to play out in terms of what would happen to the homeowner, and he said the two suspects are still at large. He did give a warning, though, to those growing pot – legally or not – in their home.
“Anytime you have this type of operation you’re always going to have people who want to steal it from you,” Nelson said. “It’s just the hazards of growing marijuana in the home.”