In what the Times Standard is reporting as a marijuana sale gone bad, a local resident, a young man named Robert Anthony Mendez was present at a meeting on the beach in Redway when they “buyers” held a gun to his head and took his wallet.Β  In what you may judge either bravery or stupidity, he then chased their vehicle onto US 101 where the suspects shot at him before tossing a gun and marijuana out of their vehicle and were subsequently pulled over.

There are some gaps in the story with plenty of obvious questions, but nobody was killed and three suspects of armed robbery are in jail.Β  I’m not clear from the article whether Mendez was trying to sell marijuana or just his unnamed friend, but there’s no mention of any charges against anyone but the three.

Here’s the Sheriff’s report.