Police: Tennesee marijuana dealer robbed by home invaders in clown masks

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WSMV) -- Two large men dressed in black and wearing bloody clown masks invaded a home in Cheatham County, Tennessee and the victim was so scared he admitted to police he was a drug dealer.

Now, officers are in the process of sorting everything out, as they arrest everyone involved - even the victim.

The accused home invaders stole flat-screen televisions, thousands of dollars in cash and victim Matthew Dillard's marijuana from the man's Kingston Springs home last month.

In fact, police say Dillard, himself, told them he sells the marijuana.

"When someone calls you and openly admits narcotics were stolen from their house, it just kind of speaks to the severity of the crime and how frightened this individual was," said 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force Det. Michael Pate.

The Cheatham County Sheriff's Office and the 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force teamed up to try to quickly find the home invaders.

Then, Pate got a tip that, in such a bizarre case, sounded even more ridiculous. One of the alleged home invaders had posed in a Facebook photo with the mask he used to allegedly rob Dillard.

"And sure enough, we looked at the Facebook account. And one of the profile pictures was him wearing the clown mask that was described during the robbery," Pate said. "We assembled a photo line-up of clown masks, and had the victim look at it, and he quickly identified the mask."

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