Persistent Thieves Steal Vaporizers From St. Mark's Head Shop
The robbery happened at around 9:20pm on November 25th. The lone shopkeeper describes the theft as a daring heist involving light conversation and brief walks outside:
"I saw the other guy come back up front and he was handling the Volcano [a vaporizer that the store sells for $750]. That's when he was like, 'Two white boys just ran out with a bunch of stuff,' and that's when I realized it was gone." She added, "I knew something was up when he told me two white boys ran off with it, because there weren't any - there were just the two [paying customers] that were right in front of me, but he was like, 'Oh, you were just talking to them and helping them out.' But I never helped any out."
"He grabbed the box again and said, 'Oh, I'm just going to talk to the guy outside [the tattoo artist] about it.' That's when I said, 'No, he has nothing to do with it - you're not taking it outside.' He started asking me a bunch of questions about the Volcano itself, saying he already had it and there's something wrong with it; he didn't know who to return it to, and he said that he wanted to purchase this one also."
While they didn't make off with the Volcano--the Cadillac of vaporizers--they did steal four Iolite WISPRs, valued at over $200 each. VaporizerBlog.com says the WISPR is "the portable vaporizer to beat on the market," despite not having a customized temperature control.
To think those shoplifters are enjoying Irish vaporizer manufacturer Oglesby & Butler's finest device to date just makes our blood vapor.
Police were contacted but no arrests have been made.
Smoking Tattoos' Facebook page currently has a post on their wall that warns, ";( Anyone caught shop lifting will be beaten senseless!!"