We have probably all heard the story by now, but just in case, here's the paraphrased version:

Man and girlfriend are at their home in Cutten, there is a knock at the door just after 9 p.m. They answer. It's a guy with a gun in a black stocking cap. He comes in, tries to tie the couple up, struggle ensues, multiple shots fired, man who lives at home is pronounced dead at the hospital 2 hours later. Cops arrive and find "a large amount of marijuana" at the residence.

Still think marijuana production in Humboldt County is a good thing? Does anyone believe that this would have happened if there was no marijuana involved?

Please remember that Humboldt County, and especially Eureka, is a very dangerous place. Never, ever, under any circumstances, answer your door (day or night) without finding out who is knocking first. Home invasions happen here on a daily basis, but we generally don't find out about them until someone gets assaulted or murdered.

If you have an alarm system (and if you're in Eureka, you probably do have one), it is wise to set it every night when you go to bed. Not a convicted felon? Go buy a shotgun or handgun, then practice with it out at Fernbridge or down at the Shootery. The criminals here are bold, and getting bolder. They'll rob your ass while you're asleep in your home. They'll cut a hole in your garage if they think there might be a marijuana garden in there. And they will definitely home invade your sorry ass if you make the mistake of answering your door without determining who is on the other side knocking. Be safe, Humboldt, it's a war zone out there.

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By Armed Home Owner, on Dec 6, 2008 - 20:58
This is the second home invasion in recent weeks that was stopped by the "victims." The first one ended with a shot up attacker, the second with a dead victim. Good for the dead guy for GOING DOWN WITH A FIGHT!! And good for the other guy that shot his attacker in the back. FUCK THE INVADERS!! WE WILL FIGHT!!!

better stay strapped

By HUMBOLDT LOVER FAR FROM HOME, on Dec 7, 2008 - 6:51
yo, fuck Eureka. That town is a shitstain on the whole community. Gangsterism, be it fake or real, people are pullin all kinds of shit. If your tryin to be business man, dont try to do it in Eureka. U gotta deal with legit motherfuckers who don't fuck around. People about money who dont want to fuck up a good thing. And you god damn better keep a gun either way. once again, Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Shits just sad. Home invasions/Robberies have been gettin way too out of hand last couple years. Don't fuck with people you dont know, Don't deal out your fuckin house and let scheisty motherfuckers know what u got, where you keep it, and what not. some 1000s of $ aint now reason to kill somebody but fuck lettin some piece a shit steal on you. People dont fuck around anymore, surprised we dont see more retaliation for this type of shit; or maybe its that we dont hear about the motherfuckers getting backhoed into ditches. Theres a whole lotta room in these here hills for a motherfucker to disappear into, and don't think people ever knew where you were in the first place......without a trace

By Joe Smoe, on Dec 7, 2008 - 16:30
If marijuana was legal there would not be dealers and thus the robbery would have never taken place. Marijuana is not the problem prohibition is. And I assure you marijuana is not going any where so we better adopt a harm reduction policy or this type of unnecessary violence and death will continue. END PROHIBITION ADOPT REGULATION

By hgftydytv, on Dec 7, 2008 - 20:39
this blog is crap its like the fox news of anti weed talk. Stop trying to scare everyone about eureka. it is not a shithole its a very nice community even tho there is some problems try living in oakland or LA and you will realize eureka is not so bad..

By Adam, on Dec 8, 2008 - 15:36
Why continue to live in a place
you despise? I don't think it's
healthy for you.

By nooneyouknow, on Dec 11, 2008 - 8:47
Hey....mr owner of this blog......move the fuck away.
The problem wasn't the medical cannabis it is that fact that the economy is in the toilet, and there are going to be more robberies, home invasions, and muggings.
It isn't the pot, its the prohibition.

By in the know, on Dec 11, 2008 - 18:55
um, the guy had 30 pounds of weed at his home when this happened, and a large indoor grow operation. That is NOT medicinal, that is criminal. There is no legitimate reason for some guy in his home to have 30 pounds of marijuana and a hundred or so growing plants. That is way beyond medical use.

By Depuhty Dawg, on Dec 13, 2008 - 11:27
Hilarious that some of these pro-marijuana legalization advocates say "Make it legal and people won't steal it". Hell, dirtbag thieves will still anything and everything, especially if it will get them high. So, yeah, it probably would have still gotten stolen. Yours is a very disingenuous argument stoner.

By NB, on Dec 17, 2008 - 14:41
Still think marijuana production in Humboldt County is a good thing? Does anyone believe that this would have happened if there was no marijuana involved?

If you have a large amount of anything of value, whether it be marijuana or baseball cards, this is liable to happen. do not bash pot

By Guerrilla in the Midst, on Dec 17, 2008 - 20:41
Don't answer your door? What if they just kick it down? Some criminals even call it "kick door" like it is a sport.

Best defense is to reinforce the door and the weakest spot on most doors is the door jamb. You can get this on the internet and hardware stores have it in most cities. For some reason I can't find a hardware store in Humboldt that has this stuff.

You can get really urban and reinforce the rest of the frame, around the deadbolt, the windows, etc. but the door jamb is usually what cracks in half in one or two kicks and gives an invader a surprise advantage.

By Guerrilla in the Midst, on Dec 17, 2008 - 20:45
..."You can get this"

I was going to say jamb braces, lowe's door security kits, door jamb armor... but I forgot to do that.


By SamPHX, on Dec 22, 2008 - 23:13
that homeowner should have kept a loaded shotgun nearby. i agree with hgftydytv, Eureka is the armpit of Humboldt but it is like paradise compared to LA, Oakland, or south Phoenix..

By neighbor, on Dec 25, 2008 - 17:22
And realize the home invasions are by people who don't actually live in Humboldt County, but came here because of the marijuana trade.

By dingus, on Dec 25, 2008 - 21:10
neighbor, does that even make any difference? who cares where they come from, the fact is that the pot is here, and therefore the robberies are here.

By OH MY!, on Jan 8, 2009 - 0:41
Has anyone heard anything about that little 450 fed force and what they are doing..or are going to do?


By Joe Cornish, on Jan 20, 2009 - 10:05
I have another question. I'm still trying to figure things out here.

If there are big problems in Eureka with home burglaries, break ins and home invasions, why don't more homes have barred windows and metal security doors? Where are the motion detector lights that are activated by walking by on the sidewalk? These things are commonplace in L.A., but I seldom see them here in Eureka.

Where are the six-foot fences, razor wire and outdoor cameras?

Also, from what I hear this town should be full of security-type dogs like rottweilers, pit bulls and dobermans. The average dog seems to be a Fluffy or Brownie, however. Why?

keep your lips closed

By killa b, on Feb 5, 2009 - 10:56
why do all of you dumbasses talk about the home invasions and pot growing it just makes people who read this and crimanals what to come rob you. you make it sound easy and like nothing is going to happen if people didnt talk about it thieves wouldn't know so dont make it so known stay safe and good luck. peice


By ??, on Feb 8, 2009 - 23:30
Really.. I could replace the words marijuana with jewelry and it would mean the same thing to me. People get murdered over anything and everything.. for every reason down to no reason at all. The guy with the weed was not the one breaking in and murdering.. This is like saying a guy walking down the street with a wallet shouldn't have brought his wallet because he's just asking to get robbed. Your theory is bullshit in my opinion and like somebody already said, none of the crime would be happening if it was legalized. And for the record I don't even smoke it, I have friends that do though but I am all for it and hope for it to become legal someday.

Just a comment

By ItsJustLife, on Feb 12, 2009 - 13:40
I think it is real sad that Humboldt County is such a dangerous place. There is so much beauty there that it is a shame to see crime put innocent people at risk. That is not to say that the "victims" in this case were guilt free. I think people need to realize the consequences of the things they get involved in. Marijuana is worth it's weight in gold and people who are involved in crime are more likely to be victims of it. That's just life. I suggest leaving Humboldt and finding a better place to grow.

By Joe, on Mar 28, 2009 - 13:50
Dangerous? Come on. People that think Eureka is dangerous has lived in Eureka for too long. Eureka is a bigger city than other surrounding cities, of course their will be more crime!

This article is trying to scare it's audience but come on the victims had pounds of marijuana. Not your everyday regular citizen.

I've been in this city for more than 2 years now and I've had my home attacked once by some drunk tweakers, smashed up the front door. This is defiantly a problem but it's something that every growing city has to deal with. I lived in Sacramento before I moved up here and break in's and shootings happened daily pretty much.

Also marijuana is not the problem like you make it seem. It is prohibition. Robbing a person of 38 pounds of marijuana is like robbing a bank.

By dangerous, on Apr 6, 2009 - 21:01
come to my home, you will know what that word "dangerous' really means

fucc tha police

By lil CrIpIn, on Apr 20, 2009 - 11:32
ay bacc at home in oregen ain't nobody know wat tha real thug shit iz oregon got tha best trees u can think of u know wat tha best iz rolin wit bacc in oregen all up in portland

By so hum local, on Sep 7, 2009 - 15:41
maybe these people getting robed should hang around better people then there less likely to be fucking robed if u chose the right peeps the right shit happens

By Are you stupid, on Dec 11, 2009 - 12:47
Why don't you people who live in Humboldt realize that if weed is legalized our economy will most likely crash. Our main profit comes from the growers that's what allows us to be a real community. After the mills and railroads closed growing was really the only other option. look I'm just saying if you want to push for legalization fine, but you should push for another way to keep the local economy afloat.

Oh and by the way if you think eureka is too dangerous then get out of the city. These problems don't come from the drug, it comes from people living too close together. My suggestion is move to Southern Humboldt, just don't go too far east or your liable to find out what real danger is.

By nikto, on Dec 23, 2009 - 13:31
I disagree with the oft-given argument that legaliztion will ruin the Humboldt economy.

True, legalization of Cannabis will bring down Cannabis prices, maybe by 1/2, or possibly more.

BUT...Lagalization will open up
entire new small-business possibilities like
cannabis coffeeshops/concerts, bakeries, a bigger market for accessories, and the whole concept of "cannabis tourism" (Humboldt would be a mecca).

If handled properly, legalization
would be a major BOON to the local economy.

A little creative thinking (flavored by some good old, small-scale American Entrepreneurship), will open up new ca$h flows into Humboldt county.

The best growers will still be able to sell at pretty high prices, due to their mastery of cultivation.

The inferior, quick-buck-type growers will decline.

Cannabis should, and WILL eventually be seen as a fine & tasty local gourmet product, much like wine, beer, fine pates or exotic cheeses.

The way it should be.

Humboldt can and SHOULD be the Napa Valley, or Loire Valley, of Cannabis.

Local flavor is where it will be at, and Humboldt can lead the way for America.

Just leave the old, dysfunctional, fossilized ways of thinking behind.

If you can't do that in Humboldt County, where CAN
you do it?

By danny dank, on Mar 2, 2010 - 18:22
u peple just needa get high and not worry about other peoples problems. smoke bud all day everyday.

back to the topic

By Its me, on May 13, 2010 - 8:46
Why do you think they lock the doors on your grocery store at night? groceries are legal, but people will steal them. clothes store use cctv cameras, cause people steal them. legalizing marijuana will not increase tax revenues, make the community safer, or weed out the poor quality growers. what it will do is bring in the drug cartels that will buy up your precious forest land clear cut every tree on it and use it to plant a seasonal product with mass production and low cost and quality. As far as this thread goes, if someone dies during a home-invasion robbery at a drug house, one less detriment on society in my book. I only pray the robbers are not too high to get the correct address and take some poor hard-working person out instead.
Remember, An armed society is a polite society.

By lil sage, on Oct 2, 2010 - 21:21
yall think its bad in humboldt come to pleasant grove tx. yeah the names decieving. wear the wrong color in these streets you bound to get served.

a fine local product

By mork, on Dec 12, 2010 - 7:48
nikto, i agree. if legalized, and the stigma removed from consuming weed, the high quality outdoor organic herb produced here will still fetch high prices, just like all other high quality cali agricultural products. just keep it profitable for the growers of the real shit, and maybe come up with a way to test authenticity, and... problem solved! indoor criminal grow fuckheads out of business, and artisan growers of a fine herb in the best growing region in the U.S. thriving. legalize it for god's sake.

By ROBG, on Nov 1, 2011 - 20:42
i had smoked ah 8th of some sour crack breeded with halloween black and orange with white hairs.

Legalize It

By Fernando, on Jan 9, 2012 - 3:19
I'm don't live in the area, but the little I've read here has convinced me that legalization has to come, whatever the economic effect. You may not have Mexican levels of violence inspired by black market prices, but you have it just the same. And other aspects of the illegal market, such as criminal penalties, can't be ignored, even if they are not as great in Humboldt. Yes, things will change, although those predicting disaster are not likely to be proven any more prescient than others. Why don't people just draw themselves above emotions such as greed and fear and simply do the right thing -- legalize it.


By calinugzinstl, on Feb 21, 2012 - 7:08
You all talk like if pot was legalized that your economy would plummet... I don't think so. I believe that y'all too worried that you won't have 100's of thousands of dollars and a shit ton of weed on hand. The black market has made plenty of millionaires in the emerald triangle, I know from personal experience. Now stop being so damn Fucking greedy and love

somewhere in North Carolina

By sandi, on Apr 30, 2012 - 18:32
THIS IS NOT A HUMBOLDT THING...IT IS A NATIONAL THING..I have friends all over the US...and guess what...home invasion is everywhere !!!.. NO ONE is safe NOT FROM OUR GOVERNMENT OR the home invaders..i personally have had 2 times of someone trying to break in my front door...both drunk and both looking for help in a fight...DRUNK !!! both times they were lucky i didnt just shoot their asses..and i am just an old woman minding my own business...not rich...nothing worth steeling..it is just a fact of life now...ppl are hungry ~ homeless ~ out of work...and I believe it is all due to government controle. there was a time you COULD be self suffecient...that is slowly (actuelly quickly) coming to an end..and will end if we elect to let the them do everything (they think we need) for us.

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