Man Asks For Weed On Twitter, Local Police Tweet Response, Hilarity Ensues
from the high-guys dept
Look, when it comes to illicit narcotics, I don’t know a whole lot beyond the peyote-driven walkabouts my heroin-addicted cult leader sends me on with requests to make sure I pick up all the mushrooms along the way. Still, even in my ignorance, I have to think there’s a better way to score some coolness than putting the pot-signal out on Twitter. I mean, isn’t there a high school or college in the area?
Apparently not for one man in Canada, where I could have sworn enforcement of marijuana crimes was handled in the same way as jay-walking. Unfortunately for him, but very fortunately for the rest of us, the local police were users of both Twitter and humor.
The young man, posting under the user name Sunith Baheerathan, was apparently at work on Tuesday when he wrote, “Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop? Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff or two to help me last this open to close.”
The York Regional Police noticed the post — which has since been removed — and replied: “Awesome! Can we come too?”
While I tend to have some trust issues with police (But not with the local Chicago police! Swear to god, you guys are the dog’s bollocks and all that. I haven’t heard a gunshot in hours! Progress!), I can still appreciate when police mix a refusal to overreact to a situation with a little humor. So, apparently, can lots of other people, since the exchange between Sunith and the YRP was retweeted approximately a gazillion times. Guess who happened to be among the YRP’s Twitter followers?
By Tuesday evening, Mr. Lube tweeted, “Thank you to the York Regional Police for your help and great work. The matter has now been handled.”
Sunith Baheerathan also tweeted: “Just got the call of termination.”
Since then, Sunith has made much noise about how his tweets weren’t serious and how he didn’t know weed-smokers were hated by society more than “shooters and rapists,” two statements which both seem to contradict one another, while also making me wonder how many Canadian police departments are gleefully responding to tweets about shooting and raping folks, but I digress. The lesson here is you shouldn’t try to score drugs on Twitter.