In a strange turn of events, a man attempting to sell two pounds of marijuana in the San Carlos McDonald’s parking lot on Wednesday night ended up calling San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department deputies to report that the drugs, his cell phone, and his car, had been stolen at gunpoint.
According to Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt, sheriff’s deputies assigned to the San Carlos Police Bureau responded to a call of an armed robbery at the McDonald's located at 180 El Camino Real at approximately 8:40 p.m. Wednesday.
The caller, Jia Hang Li, 33, told deputies he had driven from San Francisco to sell approximately two pounds of marijuana to a man he had spoken to on the phone, but never met.
Li told deputies that upon meeting the man in the parking lot, the man pulled out a black handgun and demanded Li’s cell phone, and the keys to Li’s car, which contained the stash of marijuana.
The unknown man took off in Li’s car and left the scene. Deputies located the unoccupied car that had been parked a few blocks away, but the suspect was not located.
A search of the car yielded a zip lock bag containing approximately 179 grams of marijuana, a digital scale and a box of plastic zip lock bags.
Li was arrested at the scene and charged with possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana for sale.
The carjacking suspect is described as a tall, dark skinned male in his twenties.
Sheriff’s deputies ask that anyone with any information about this crime contact the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau at 650-599-1536 or the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.
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