Lincoln man finds that he can't make a purchase at Omaha pizza place with marijuana
- By Alia Conley / World-Herald staff writer
Cash, credit cards, debit cards and even bitcoins all are acceptable forms of payment at some restaurants.
Marijuana? Not so much.
A 24-year-old Lincoln man found himself in trouble after he attempted to purchase food at a Domino’s Pizza at 2728 St. Mary’s Ave. on Monday by slipping the clerk marijuana.
The man first tried to pay for his pizza and chicken Parmesan with a ripped but taped-together $50 bill, according to a police report. The clerk said the business couldn’t accept the bill, so he paid with a $20 bill.
Then the man wanted a drink with his food. He said something to the clerk that she didn’t understand and then passed her some marijuana.
Unsurprisingly, she told her manager, who called police.
When officers arrived, they found a joint behind the man’s right ear and searched his backpack, where they found more individually packaged marijuana inside a can.
Police also found a scale and three checks.
He also had $87 in cash — more than enough for a drink at Domino’s.
The man has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and was being held on $5,000 bail.