See Stabbing Captured by Cameras at Medical Marijuana Dispensary

A word to the wise criminal: If you're going to break the law, don't do it anywhere near a medical marijuana dispensary.

Under state law, dispensaries are required to install surveillance cameras — lots of them. Commit a crime inside or in the immediate vicinity outside a pot shop and there's a very good chance your actions — and your likeness — will be captured for posterity.

That's what happened to a pair of suspects wanted for a stabbing in Glenwood Springs.

The town's police department has shared video footage and screen captures from footage shot outside Green Natural Solutions.

Just after midnight on Sunday, September 13, according to a page on the Glenwood Springs Police Department's website dedicated to the case, an unknown suspect and an accomplice stabbed two people near the intersection of 6th Street and Grand Avenue in the Springs.

Here's an interactive graphic showing the area near the scene. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View on Google Maps."

"The suspects are possibly from El Salvador," the GSPD adds.

The nationality of the men is apparently what set off the fight. As noted by the Aspen Times, the altercation began outside a closed liquor store just steps away from the dispensary. Four men of Mexican descent were outside, and when the two possible Salvadorans walked by, they "made disparaging remarks about the Mexicans' heritage."

At that point, the fight was on, with one of the suspects pulling what police believe to be a large cooking knife, which broke off at the handle after the stabbing, which was captured on video.

Here's a look at one suspect....

...and a closeup view of the man pictured above.

The victims didn't sustain life-threatening injuries and are expected to make a complete recovery.

In the meantime, the Glenwood police are seeking information about the knife wielder and his pal.

If you recognize them, you're encouraged to contact the GSPD at 970-384-6500or Garfield County CrimeStoppers at 970-945-0101.

Look below to see the complete video, which shows the crime from multiple angles.

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