How the Great California Dispensary Heist Went Horrifically Wrong

September 19, 2018
One of the most outrageous crime sagas of the 21st century starts with a severed penis...and only gets stranger from there.

In the cold, predawn darkness of the Mojave Desert, the blood was pouring out. A man — his hands and feet bound tight with zip ties, his eyes blindfolded and his mouth taped shut — had just been held down by three unseen figures. They’d burned, beaten, stomped and tased him. Then they placed another zip tie around the base of his genitals and cut off his penis.