Truck with weed tips, weed stolen, driver, suspects nowhere in sight

Truck tips, spills marijuana onto street. Guess what happens next


A truck illegally carrying marijuana in California crashed, sending bags of pot flying. Several motorists and pedestrians grabbed most of the bags before police arrived.

A truck illegally carrying marijuana in California crashed, sending bags of pot flying. Several motorists and pedestrians grabbed most of the bags before police arrived.

JOSHUA TRUJILLO/AP

Mike Rosenberg McClatchy Newspapers

SAN JOSE, CALIF.—It was a pothead’s dream: bags of free marijuana lying on the street for the taking, without a cop in sight.

San Jose police say a truck illegally carrying marijuana crashed and ended up on its side near Oakridge Mall early Wednesday, sending large bags of pot throughout the intersection as the frightened driver ran away.

Several motorists and pedestrians who happened to be passing through the area ran out and grabbed most of the marijuana bags and took off before police arrived.

Officers eventually collected the remaining bags of weed left at the scene. They also found a loaded handgun inside the white truck. They’re still looking for the driver and all the people who snatched up the loose bags of pot. They don’t, however, have any descriptions of the suspects.

It is unclear how the truck crashed in South San Jose. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.