Kicker: Calling about weed


MARY REICHARD, HOST: File this one under “think again.” Or, maybe just “think.”

A man in Florida keeps calling the police to say that, “Hey man, my roommate is stealing my weed.” 

Dude, I’m a lawyer. Possession of marijuana is illegal in the state. First-degree misdemeanor. Up to a year in jail. Up to $1,000 fine. Two year driver’s license suspension. 

You shouldn’t call the police and make that report. That’s my advice.

Which is basically what Pasco County Deputy Neal Zalva said. Here’s a little video the officer made and posted on Twitter:

ZALVA: Alright, so I just received a call. A guy’s calling in saying his roommate stole his weed, $20 worth, and he’s upset, so he keeps calling 911. So I had to give him a call, to tell him to stop calling about his weed.

Yeah, I wonder what’s going to happen if he keeps calling.

The video is part of the Sheriff’s #TweetAlong program that lets people hear what police sometimes have to endure on the job.

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