Marijuana delivery leads to knife threat, brawl in Hudson Falls

Marijuana delivery leads to knife threat, brawl in Hudson Falls

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HUDSON FALLS — They ordered wings, not weed.

A pizza delivery person who accidentally delivered a large quantity of marijuana to customers who were supposed to get pizza and chicken wings compounded his mistake by threatening the customers with a knife and fighting one of them in an effort to retrieve his weed.

That led to one of the customers suffering a minor cut to one of his hands during a struggle in the home and the delivery man facing a host of serious charges.

Hudson Falls Police said Christopher Colio, 19, of Hudson Falls, turned himself in later Wednesday morning to face felony counts of burglary and criminal sale of marijuana and misdemeanor charges of menacing and criminal possession of a weapon, according to Hudson Falls Police.

Hudson Falls Police Detective Scott Gillis said the confrontation occurred after a Fourth Avenue couple ordered food from New York Pizza on Main Street late Tuesday.

The driver brought a bag and pizza box and left. But when the recipients opened the bag, they found a bag containing approximately 6 ounces of marijuana instead of hot wings, he said.

Gillis said Colio burst through the door with a knife seconds later demanding the bag back, and a fight ensued between a man in the home and the delivery man that ended with Colio fleeing and the resident slightly injured.

He was not able to retrieve the weed before he left, however.

Colio turned himself in along with a relative hours later and was arraigned and sent to Washington County Jail for lack of bail. The charges came in addition to a misdemeanor drug count that was filed against him July 17 after he was found to have concentrated cannabis, police said.

Police have no reason to believe that he intended to leave the marijuana with the customer.

“We think he just mistakenly left the wrong bag,” Gillis said.

Gillis said the owner of New York Pizza was not believed to have been aware of Colio’s activity.

“The pizza shop owner was livid when our guys told him,” he said.


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