While Athena may have been the Greek goddess of wisdom, law and justice, her namesake who visited Aspen last weekend doesn’t appear to uphold the same high standards.
Athena Catsoules, 25, of Poland, Ohio, was arrested Saturday and charged with swiping a 19-gram jar of marijuana from the counter of a local dispensary. She was taken into custody after the dispensary manager, who was working at the time of the theft, saw her walking downtown later the same night and called police, according to the report and the dispensary owner.
“She thought she was pretty smooth,” said Garrett Patrick, owner of Stash marijuana dispensary near City Market. “She saw her opportunity and took it.
“I can’t believe she tried it.”
A Stash employee told police that a woman eventually identified as Catsoules came in with a man about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and looked around the store, according to the police report. Catsoules, however, suddenly left the store, and the employee later noticed the jar of “Super Lemon OG” marijuana valued at $580 was missing.
Employees at the store then reviewed surveillance video “and could see the woman take the jar off the counter and stick it under her jacket” while an employee was doing something else, the police report states.
A few hours later — around 11:45 p.m., according to the police report — a Stash manager saw Catsoules and the man who was with her at the dispensary walking down the street, Patrick said. The manager watched as the couple entered the Grey Lady restaurant, asked his friend to go get police officers, walked inside the restaurant and pulled the man outside, he said.
The 22-year-old man told police Catsoules was “just a friend of a friend and (he) didn’t know her personally,” according to the police report. He