The Placer County Sheriff's Department is investigating after would-be thieves reportedly raided an outdoor marijuana garden in Loomis this morning.
A Loomis man called the Sheriff's Department at 4:53 a.m. and said that several men wearing masks raided his garden as he slept outside to guard his 100 plants. The men did not take any pot, but they fired two shots at the house as they fled, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.
The man told sheriff's dispatchers that two or three individuals entered his back yard in the 9100 block of King Road. The man ran into his home to tell his roommate what was happening, and the would-be thieves ran back to their vehicle. As they headed east on King Road, the intruders fired two rounds into the house. No one in the residence was injured.
Although the case in still under investigation, sheriff's officials said it appears that the marijuana was being illegally grown. All 100 plants, which were 5 to 6 feet tall, were uprooted and removed from the property. Authorities said the owner of the plants could face criminal charges.