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Man Beaten With Bong For Refusing Pot As Payment

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Martin Nickerson Jr. has sued Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and state tax chief Carol Nelson in federal court, arguing that he cannot be taxed on the state and local levels because he’s already being federally prosecuted, Courthouse News Service reports. His attorneys argue that he is unable to defend himself from state tax charges because he would be forced to waive his Fifth Amendment rights by responding to the local tax charges. (credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Martin Nickerson Jr. has sued Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and state tax chief Carol Nelson in federal court, arguing that he cannot be taxed on the state and local levels because he’s already being federally prosecuted, Courthouse News Service reports. His attorneys argue that he is unable to defend himself from state tax charges because he would be forced to waive his Fifth Amendment rights by responding to the local tax charges. (credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

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(CBS Seattle) —   A man refused to accept a bag of marijuana as payment from a friend for a debt, and was subsequently hit in the face with a bong, KOMO News reported.

According to the police report obtained by KOMO, the victim was at the home of a friend’s girlfriend in Crown Hill when the argument started. The friend apparently owed the victim $20 and offered to settle it with a $20 bag of pot. The two continued arguing and the friend told the victim to get out of the house. As the victim was grabbing the bag of pot, the friend hit him in the face with a glass bong, according to the report. The victim suffered cuts on his forehead, over his eye and on his nose, all of which required stitches.

The victim then pushed his friend down, and the friend yelled at his girlfriend to “get a knife.” After seeing the victim’s bloody face, the friend backed off and apologized. That’s when the victim left the house and went to the hospital.

It’s not clear if any charges will be filed.

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