BREA (AP) — A Southern California man was shot to death while trying to steal marijuana from a medical marijuana deliveryman, and three other men were jailed on suspicion of robbery and felony murder for their alleged role in the crime, a police spokesman said Thursday.

Minh Kinh Dang, 20, of Santa Ana and at least three friends confronted the pot dispensary deliveryman and his armed security guard Wednesday night in the alley of an apartment complex, Brea police Sgt. Jim Griffin said.

The security guard fired three shots at Dang, who was holding a handgun, he said.

Arriving officers found Dang dead at the scene.

Earle Augustus Austin, 19, of Santa Ana; James Yi, 18, of Irvine; and Hyasung Sim, 20, were arrested on suspicion of robbery and murder.

They were being held on $1 million in bail each, according to jail records.

The case has not yet been referred to the district attorney’s office. Griffin did not know if the men, who have yet to make a first court appearance, had retained attorneys. Jail records show they will make a first court appearance on Friday.

The deliveryman and security guard were questioned and released.

Delivery services for medical marijuana patients in California are not uncommon and their numbers have been growing since voters approved the use of the drug for medicinal purposes in 1996.

Some services in particular cater to elderly patients who are less mobile and prefer the discretion of the home delivery.

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Comments (19)
  1. Efrain says:

    Awesome! Award for the security guard!

  2. Thomas Forcade says:

    Killer Weed!

  3. Andy says:

    ALRIGHT!!! That’s the way to do it. It’s great to see proper justice done quickly.

  4. Rick says:

    The grave marker should read “Tried to get High, didn’t want to Die, DANG.”

    1. Angel says:

      LMFAOOO!!! Omg, hilarious!

  5. karo pones says:

    Legal or no, crazy and bad people will steal to get a high, preferably without paying.

  6. razorblade42069 says:

    Dead kid probably wished he could have just grown Gods plant in his backyard like my great grandmother used to.

  7. olga henry says:

    what a bunch of losers
    so glad they got cap put in that azz

  8. Arpaio says:

    The continued negavtive effects of immigration.

    1. Angel says:

      Your comment is just a negative effect of ignorance. I’m not sure what immigration has to do with any of this. Get over yourself.

      1. Mufon says:

        Wow, you guys fell for that troll, hook, line and sinker. Nice plug for Current TV, though, I’m glad to see you still believe in capitalism!

  9. sfv41901 says:

    serves the stupid idiot right. Justice has been served

  10. "republican empire falls" says:

    mufon, and the tea party are a bunch of “white maggot shlt- bags!!! \m/

  11. Knuckleheads. Too young too drink, but old enough to act like morons

  12. c-man says:

    I can’t believe you all…a human life has been lost. This person was someone’s son, brother, best friend. No one deserves to die like that. SIKE!!!! Awesome…this punk got what he deserved. We should all be allowed to carry guns for our own protection. This guy made a baaaaad choice. Hopefully the next jack ass that decides to rob someone will think twice or get street justice.

  13. Bob says:


  14. Mike says:

    A company that provides home delivery services should handle your packages with care on time and on budget.

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