Medford Police have released photos of a masked man they say robbed the Shop & Go convenience store on Salem Street of Black and Mild cigarillos on Oct. 7.
Cambridge Police, meanwhile, report arresting a Cambridge man they say lifted a Black and Mild from a Mass. Ave. store - and threatened a store clerk - early on Oct. 18.
Although Black and Milds can be smoked right out of the plastic wrapper, some people prefer to "freak" them - by carefully removing the inner paper and tobacco and then either tamping the tobacco back in or replacing it with other herbivorous substances. Freaking has become common enough to become the subject of at least one academic research paper (in which the researchers watched YouTube videos on how to freak the cigarillos).