I blame high cover prices (or possibly crystal meth)

Caught between a worsening economy and rising prices, three comic-book fans in Chico, California, have apparently turned to ... dun-dun-dun ... a life of crime.

Police say the masked men, one of whom may have been armed, barged into into a house Thursday night, demanding comic books and cash from the three female occupants. When the women responded that they didn't have cash or comics, the suspects made a third request: marijuana.

In the end, they settled for a $5 bill, which I guess would allow them to buy a comic to share among themselves.

The three suspects could face first-degree robbery charges with an enhanced sentence for the use of a firearm.

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