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8 charged in murder plot over $200, pot

It sounds like something out of a Coen brothers movie: Eight people are suspected of plotting to kill a Pelican Rapids, Minn., man over $200 and 2 ounces of marijuana and then burn his house down, WDAY reports. They were armed with bear spray, a crow bar, knife, machete, metal baseball bat and a gun. What could go wrong? The intended target pulled a gun and fired at the fleeing suspects – who then called police.
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It sounds like something out of a Coen brothers movie: Eight people in Pelican Rapids, Minn., are suspected of plotting to murder a man over $200 and 2 ounces of marijuana and then burn his house down to hide the evidence, WDAY reports. Among their weapons of choice: bear spray, a crow bar, knife, machete, metal baseball bat, gun and a can of gasoline.

What could go wrong? The intended target pulled a gun and fired at the fleeing suspects – who then called police, and were ultimately arrested. Eight, plus the shooter, have been charged or are awaiting charges.

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