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Minn. man's attempt to swap pot for pizza ends in arrests, charges say

Nathan Selmer Simon Smith

MOORHEAD — A 25-year-old man faces a number of charges for allegedly damaging the glass door of a Moorhead pizza business after his offer to trade marijuana for pizza was turned down.

According to Clay County District Court documents:

Moorhead police were called to Pizza Patrol about 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Workers told officers two men and a woman entered the business and one of the men offered marijuana in exchange for pizza. When the deal was turned down, the man who offered the marijuana broke a glass door on his way out of the business.

The three got into a car and drove off at a high rate of speed, nearly running over a pedestrian.

Police then received a report of a vehicle causing trouble, including running a stop sign and colliding with a street sign.

A man identified as Nathan Selmer Simon Smith, who has no permanent address, was later found. He's believed to be the man who offered to trade pot for pizza, broke the glass door and drove away from the business, according to court documents.

Smith faces charges of third-degree damage to property, DWI, reckless driving, driving after revocation, failure to provide proof of insurance and fleeing a peace officer.

Another man arrested in connection with the incident, Ezekiel C. Linder, 28, is charged with fleeing.

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