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Palm Coast Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 1 year ago

Medical marijuana patient reports being pepper-sprayed, robbed outside Epic Theatres

The man, 27, was smoking in the early morning hours when the crime occurred, he told a deputy.
by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor

A 27-year-Palm Coast man was smoking medical marijuana outside Epic Theatres in the early morning hours on Nov. 1 when he was robbed by two men who pepper-sprayed him and then took his marijuana, he told deputies. 

The man flagged down a deputy at about 1:59 a.m. and reported the crime, according to the deputy's case report.

The man said he'd been smoking medical marijuana along with a woman he'd smoked with twice in the past when a red Mazda pulled up and two masked men jumped out. They pepper-sprayed him, then punched him five or six times and stole $40 and the rest of his medical marijuana — about half a gram — from the center console of his car before fleeing, he told the deputy. 

The man had "redness in the face and a runny nose, consistent with the effects caused by being pepper sprayed," according to the deputy's report, but no injures consistent with being punched. He was medically cleared at the scene. He did have a valid medical marijuana card. 


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