We hope you enjoyed our last installment of the Weird Weed Headlines series, featuring a man was shocked when police arrested him with “nothing but a pound or a pound and a half” of pot, a school resource office was sadly misinformed about marijuana’s ability to grow breasts in men, and an elderly woman who called the cops to make sure she wasn’t growing too much weed.
We can’t make these stories up, but we’ll be danged if we don’t pass them along. So here we go with Weird Weed Headlines, Volume 7.
WORST BROTHER EVER
A teenager from Racine, Wisconsin, tried to buy seven grams of pot using a fake $100 bill. Once the seller realized the money was fake, he chased the young man home. The seller confronted him, and “in order to pay off his drug debt,” the teenager gave the dealer his brother’s Xbox One, two controllers, and four games.
When the teenager’s mother found out about at the incident, she gave her son the opportunity to return the weed to the dealer in return for the game system. But when they teenager wasn’t able to get it back, the teenager’s mother and boyfriend decided to call police.
According to Fox 6, the mother told investigators that she not only wanted to prosecute her son in the case, but that she was also willing to testify against him in court.
You go, mom.
“SURE, OFFICERS, COME ON IN AND ARREST ME…”
A New Jersey man was recently arrested for growing pot in his apartment after his girlfriend called police following an argument.
According to NJ.com, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a domestic dispute. When they arrived at the apartment, they weren’t able to enter, but after putting their ears up to the door, they heard “sounds consistent with human cries.”
While they were at the door, they were met by Anthony J. Morcillo, who told them his girlfriend called 9-1-1 and was somewhere outside. When they couldn’t find her, they became concerned and asked to look inside the apartment. Morcillo then allowed the officers inside, where they immediately noticed the strong smell of weed, as well as numerous extension cords leading into a closet, where they ultimately found seven marijuana plants, 12 bags of medical marijuana candy, and marijuana-growing equipment.
The woman, who was not inside the apartment, later told officers by phone that she left after calling 9-1-1.
According to police, the cries they heard were from a dog in its cage.
DON’T VOTE FOR BEN
A Democratic candidate for a U.S. House seat in Illinois, who gained notoriety after smoking weed in one of his own campaign ads, has been accused of abusing women and falsely referring to himself as an “Iraq veteran" and "former FBI agent."
According to Fox News, Benjamin Thomas Wolf recently came under fire an ex-girlfriend told Politico that he had hit her, thrown her to the ground, and put his foot on her chest, as well as revealing her name and home address on social media — also known as “doxing.” Another ex-girlfriend says Wolf showed “abusive, escalating behavior” toward her, as well. His behavior led to him being banned from DePaul University, where the first woman is a student.
Not only does Wolf deny the allegations, he has also been defiant in the face of false claims about his military service that appear on his website. While Wolf has reportedly never served as a member of the armed forces, his website claims that he has been a diplomat in the Foreign Service under the State Department during the Iraq war. One of his tweets reportedly read: "Wolf served multiple terms in Africa and Iraq. Wolf for Congress."
“People in the military get upset when I say I served in Iraq,” he told Politico. “The military doesn't have a patent on the word 'served,’” he told Politico, adding that a person doesn’t have to be in the military to call oneself a veteran.
But that’s not all…
In a recent news release, Wolf’s campaign also identified him as a “former FBI agent,” despite claims by an agency spokesperson that the candidate worked at the agency as “a non-special agent professional support employee” rather than as an agent.
There you have it, another installment in Weird Weed Headlines series. Stay tuned for the next round.