Follow Up: Good Neighbor
Maybe you saw this sign on the internets last week? Yes, we all had a giggle. I doubt I posted it on Blasphemes, because it was either too obvious, or just a fake band sign. Well, turns out that the backstory is even wackier: A 50-year-old busy-body from Dayton reportedly phones up the police several times a day to make “false or unsubstantiated claims” put these signs up around town to draw attention to her neighbor. A neighbor she suspected was a drug dealer. The residents at the address listed called to cops and claimed that Tim (of “Tim’s Illegal Drugs & Trade”) lost his job because of the sign.
When officers arrived at 'Tim's' Brookline Ave home to discuss additional hardship charges the family may want to bring against the sign poster, they asked for permission to make sure there were indeed no drugs on the premises. Wouldn’t you know it, they found a 3-foot-tall marijuana plant growing in the bedroom.
Asked to explain himself, Tim responded that “it was for personal use and that he found it in a trashcan.” He added that it was plain to see he wasn’t a drug dealer because, if he was, he’d “live better.” Tim is now sitting in the Montgomery County Jail, and will likely be charged with illegal cultivation of drugs.
Long story short, don’t call the cops to complain that someone is falsely accusing you of being a drug dealer when you have a 3-foot pot plant in your bedroom. (Or at least hide it first.)