• Burglar with underwear on head attempts break-in to cannabis store

    By: Ann Smajstrla, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. - A man was caught on camera trying to break into a Washington cannabis dispensary with underwear on his head.

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    Apex Cannabis, located in the Spokane area, posted a video of the attempted break-in Tuesday to its Facebook page. Surveillance video captured the would-be burglar Sunday morning.

    "The suspect prepared for the many security cameras at the cannabis shop by wrapping underwear around his head in a mask-like disguise," the post said. "He used a pry bar to attempt entry but set off the alarm alerting law enforcement."

    Officers with the Spokane County Sheriff's Department and Liberty Lake police responded to the scene, Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Gregory told The Spokesman-Review. The suspect didn't listen to police commands and tried to get back in his vehicle, which can be seen in the video.

    After a struggle with officers and a K-9, 55-year-old Scott Hedge was arrested, Gregory said. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of malicious mischief, resisting arrest and burglary in the second degree.

    "Everyone affiliated with Apex Cannabis - our staff, vendors, customers and friends - sends a huge thank you to local law enforcement for their quick action," the Facebook post said.

    This isn't the first time burglars have targeted the store. Apex Cannabis owner Stacey Peterson told the Spokesman-Review that there was at least one other unsuccessful burglary attempt on the store, which prompted staff to install extra security bars to the building.


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