Man tosses garbage bag of alleged weed off Brooklyn roof in foiled drug deal; NYers grab and go on the ground

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Police released this image in connection with an apparent drug deal gone wrong in Brooklyn. (NYPD)

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — Pedestrians scrambled to scoop up apparent marijuana from the ground after a drug deal gone wrong in Brooklyn, police said Tuesday.

A 29-year-old man met with several people on June 1 on the rooftop of an Eighth Avenue building near 46th Street to sell them weed, officials said. The group pulled out a gun, then punched and kicked the man, trying to grab a garbage bag full of alleged marijuana.

The man threw the garbage bag from the roof, police said. When the contents scattered onto the sidewalk, “unknown pedestrians removed alleged quantities of the marijuana and fled in unknown directions.”

Police said the group of attackers fled in a black BMW sedan and drove eastbound on 46th Street.

The 29-year-old man suffered lacerations to the face and bruises about the body.

Police released surveillance images from the scene.

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