A pair of green thumbs nearly netted an elderly British couple a pair of orange jumpsuits – after cops patrolling their neighborhood found a gigantic marijuana plant growing in their yard.
The retirees insist they had no idea what kind of crop they'd been tending since buying the plant at a garage sale some time back, but they clearly knew their way around the growing process – since the police said it was the biggest specimen they'd ever seen.
No charges were filed in the matter, and cops used the town's Twitter account to complement them on "careful tending" of the plant over the years. (Orange News)
A Sign of Trouble
Cops saw a bad sign when they responded to the site of a street brawl between a man and a sign – a stop sign, to be precise.
A passer-by called cops after spotting Raymond Garcia engaged in a one-sided boxing match with a street corner stop sign, but when officers stepped in to stop the fight, Garcia kept punching – and continued to duke it out even after being tasered and pepper-sprayed.
The reaction, or lack of reaction, led a police spokesperson to say, "This person had to be on some sort of drug possibly that was not allowing his system to react normally."
Officers were finally able to subdue Garcia and he was jailed on charged of aggravated assault against a peace officer and resisting arrest. (UPI)
One Dollar, No Sense
A Pennsylvania man tried to get a lot of bang for a buck, by staging a bank robbery to steal just one dollar – in order to have himself sent to a prison near his home.
Jeffrey McMullen walked into a bank where he was a regular customer and slipped a teller a note saying that he demanded one buck, only to be laughed off and sent to another window – where he tried again and got laughed off a second time. Eventually, one of the bank's employees handed him a dollar from her purse, but he insisted on being taken into federal custody.
He got part of that wish granted when local police arrived to take him in on a psychiatric hold to determine why he wanted to go to prison so badly. (Johnstown Tribune-Democrat)
They Auto Know Better
A Virginia man who thought he was getting a steal on a new car ended up going to jail after the salesperson called the cops to claim that he'd actually stolen the thing.
Danny Sawyer inked a deal to buy a Chevy Traverse for about $5600 less than the list price because of a math mistake on the part of the salesperson, who realized the mistake and tried to get him to tear up the contract and sign a new one for the correct, higher price.
When Sawyer declined to cough up the extra dough, the dealership called police and reported that Sawyer had stolen the vehicle – leading to him spending four hours behind bars.
The dealer offered an apology and a deal to sell the car for the lower price, but Sawyer made a counter-offer – namely a $2 million lawsuit against the company (AutoBlog)