Medical Marijuana Deliveryman Robbed By Baton-Wielding Ninjas In West Covina

WEST COVINA (CBS) — A medical marijuana deliveryman was still shaken up on Monday after what he described as a robbery by two men allegedly dressed as ninja warriors.

KNX 1070’s John Brook reports the robbers used the martial arts getup to conceal their identity as they got away with a big bag of marijuana.

The assailants were reported dressed in all black with masks over their faces and wielded martial arts batons — known as tong fa — to intimidate the deliveryman around 10 p.m. last Friday at an apartment house along the 800 block of South Sunset Avenue in West Covina, police said.

“After he made his delivery, he was walking back to his vehicle and was approached by two males in their 20s wearing ninja costumes and holding white batons,” said Sgt. Travis Tibbets.

The victim dropped the bag of marijuana and fled the scene, said Tibbets.

The deliveryman was not hurt in the reported robbery, which took place just a short distance from the police station.

Police said the suspects are in their 20s, approximately 5’8″ in height, and thin in stature. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call West Covina police at (626) 939-8557.

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  • Really

    Making a delivery at 10:00PM is probably not the wisest thing in the world to do…Also, for them to know the schedule means predictability…which is also unwise. Live and learn grasshoppa’. Either that *OR*…enjoy your cut.

    • duh

      In a related story, apparently Ninjas are suspected of robbing a Dominos Pizza shortly after 11 pm. No money was lost, only the pizzas that were awaiting delivery.

      • Sara


    • Terry Rohan

      he was wearing a hoodie, what’s the problem :-)

      • freecheese

        Just read the headlines. I said to myself, “Gotta’ be happening in Kollifornia .”
        I lived there in the ’70s when Gov. Moonbeam was in power. Wow, how a beautiful state has gone nown hill.

  • Corruption

    Let me guess, the city council will now try to stop all sales of medical marijuana because of one incident. They will make it the most important thing on their agenda and will use this incident to make delivery illegal but what they really want is for owners of the shops to give the council kickback money and to take the eyes of the corruption of the council.

    • TrayvonSkittles

      If Obama had a bag of grass, it would look just like that bag of grass.

      • Robbie Robinson


      • jim

        I wonder what color Hispanics where involved?
        White,light skinned,dark skinned or black
        Where is Jessie,Calypso Louie and the ACLU surely this is a hate crime and somebodies civil rights were violated – where Holder

      • whitecaucasian

        Too funny!

  • mcj

    Hmmm. Well the only time I ever see those baton wielding Ninjas is when I’ve been smoking sativa instead of indica.

    • Jon

      HAHAHAHHA! Trainwreck always makes me see them.

      • StateRunMediaTyranny

        Ninja robbers? Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

        Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history before it disappears forever much like me.

      • Larry Hill

        STATERUNMEDIA you’re right. That truly is the biggest cover up. Thanks.

      • Charlie

        Yet another copy/paste blowharded statement by you under another name. Get this,Noboby is listening
        – Codename: Charlie

    • JT Imberlake

      something tells me the author was involved in the robbery

      • Sara

        Something tells me that you have an unhealthy love for Justin Timberlake.

  • PatD

    How many people thought John Brooks was the marijuana dealer?
    How many people thought John Brooks was the baton ninja?



      YES TO BOTH!

      • John Brooks

        Hey, I am not a ninja!

  • Khameleon808

    That’s true. Its pretty funny that they just knew he happened to be there. I dont recall there being any other ninja related muggings that night. Id investigate the patient / employee etc. Could be a smear campaign as well. Who knows. Ive taken alot worse injuries to convince some of alot less serious.

    So I dont put it passed anyone to take a small beating for a major profit division later on. Its whatever, If the ninjas smoked it, at least they wont be robbing anyone else for a while.

  • Tyrone

    Yeah right he was Robbed!!! Yes officer they were Ninja Turtles… yeah that’s it !!!!Teenage or 20 something it was dark had to see…

  • ScottieDont

    Shouldn’t be hard to find them…follow the trail of ingredients to make a “High Ninja Pie”.

  • John Jason Chun

    Bruce Lee & Chuck Norris!

  • JustAGuy

    I thought the crime was supposed to go away when you make marijuana legal.

    • TheTruth

      It isn’t legal, yet.

      • JustAGuy

        I’m just responding to what I’ve been told by the pro-marijuana folks.

        And I recall being on the Venice Beach boardwalk a couple summers ago. It certainly seemed legal enough with the medical-marijuana vendor standing outside his shop hawking his wares.

      • mcj

        And something being legal doesn’t mean it won’t still be stolen like say your car, your stereo, your girlfriend…

        Making marijuana legal will take the large profits out of it for organized crime as was the case with ending liquor prohibition.

        But someone will always try to steal what you have or as Woody Guthrie put it:” Some rob you with a six gun, some with a fountain pen…”

        And, as we now know, even some Ninja will rob you with a baton!

      • Abaddon

        Hey! Bring back my mawrywana!

    • Ozlanthos

      When it is legal, if the legalization is done right (ie they don’t try to tax it until today’s street prices seem reasonable) someone stealing your marijuana will hurt you about as much as someone stealing your cigarettes, or drinking all of your beer. Right now it is something like someone stealing your Ipod…


      • squiggy9000

        i was thinking “like stealing your handgun”, but yours works, too.

  • rex dart eskimo spy

    so when will obama deplore this attack? hoddie ninjas attacking a fine white fellow? when will al sharpton hold a rally and demand the return of the pot? will black panthers offer a reward?

  • TAG

    …and later, all three go together to toke on a stogie…unless he knew them, how else could he say they were in their 20’s if they were wearing Ninja costumes?

    • james pog

      Thank you!! I was wondering the exact same thing

  • walter12

    There is no such thing as medical marijuana, it is simply a giant scam. And LA is a cesspool of crime, gangs, and violence. When the big one hits, LA will finally be cleaned up.

  • Zimmerman

    The suspects are described as 5′ 8″ and tall and thin in stature… wait, say that again?

  • Jones

    5’8″ is tall?

    • The Bruce

      Well, given the current Chinatown population… perhaps.

  • Buzzard

    California needs to liberalize their concealed carry laws.

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  • Josiah

    It is tonfa, not tong fas. Try a google search before you post your story if you don’t know what something is.

    • Correction

      They are also known as tong fa or tuifa. Try a google search before you post your comment if you don’t know what something is.

  • WhiteWidow

    If he made his delivery, how was there anything left to rob? Thought he was on his way back to his car after making the delivery? Anyone else smell something funny here… other than the obvious sweet herbal smell of medicinal marijuana?

    • Pete

      Were Skittles involved? A “big bag”? Hmmmm….small bags of med-mary are expensive. A BIG BAG…wooo! INSIDE JOB.

  • James

    I’d bet good money that the “assailants” wee just a couple of kids, high or drunk, trying to mess with delivery men (can’t say I’ve never done the same thing). Delivery man, high off his own stash, immediately overcome with the vision of Bruce Lee ripping out his still beating heart, freaks out, runs away, and calls the cops.

    • Andrew P.

      hahaha. i’m with you on this one

  • Inside Job

    Inside job. The delivery man should be drug tested for THC.

    • Andrew P.

      that wouldn’t make sense. of course he has thc in his system. in order to be a delivery driver, one must have a recommendation for medical marijuana. (That way he/she can drive with it without being hassled by local pd). why would this person have a doctor’s recommendation for a medicine he/she doesn’t use personally?

    • Abaddon

      Uhhhhh….he’ll test positive.

  • Rick Stetzel

    Delivery men do not carry the entire bag but only the prescrption for the particular delivery. The balance of the inventory stays in the auto.

  • Socialist Pig

    Only in California.

  • Steven A. Dunn

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  • James

    Somewhere in West Covina or the surrounding area, a couple of ninjas are high as f*ck right now.

    • Dave Price

      More likely Monterrey Park, Westminster or Hacienda Heights.

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