Man accused of robbing Aspen pot shop pleads guilty

ASPEN, Colo. — A man accused of robbing an Aspen marijuana shop of $11,000 worth of the drug has pleaded guilty to three felonies.

The Aspen Times reports (http://goo.gl/J057yQ ) 22-year-old Hayden May pleaded guilty Monday to robbery, theft and aggravated motor-vehicle theft. He faces between four and 12 years in prison when he is sentenced April 18.

Prosecutors say May approached employees at “Stash” with a hammer and apologized for being “desperate” before taking jars of marijuana from behind the counter July 28. Employees at the store had been friends with May and recognized him.

The next day, police spotted him in a stolen vehicle near St. Louis, but he refused to stop and led them on a chase that reached 100 mph.

May then crashed head-on into a police car, injuring an officer.

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Information from: The Aspen Times, http://www.aspentimes.com/

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