Motel robbery victims turn out to be suspects

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SAN DIEGO -- Brandon Bahl was covered in blood and had a gash on his head hours after claiming he was pistol whipped by assailants who robbed him and a friend inside a Mission Valley motel.

Bahl was staying at the Premier Inns on the 2400 block of Camino del Rio North in Mission Valley when he claimed to have lost gold chains, Louis Vuitton loafers and a bag. He said they were taken by a man a woman who knocked on his door wanting to use the bathroom.

Investigators confirmed Bahl was probably struck and was probably robbed, but as police searched his motel room, they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Bahl claimed he had done nothing wrong.

“Marijuana, I’m a patient. I have a card for medical marijuana. I have problems insomnia," said Bahl.

Officers later went through Bahl's car and found a rifle, stolen baseball memorabilia and a flat screen television.

He was arrested and taken to jail along with the friend who was staying with him in the motel. Both were accused of possessing narcotics and ammunition.

As for the suspects, they are still outstanding.