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Stupid Case File for February 5, 2006

Man Says "Yeah, Um, Like Someone Stole My Pot"

Thanks to Logic, Reality & Other Illusions for the tip!

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An man who called police to report the theft of a quarter-pound of marijuana was arrested when police recovered the bag of pot and then invited him to come to the Public Safety Building to identify it.

Kory C. Tippetts, 18, identified the pot as his and then was arrested and booked into the Utah County jail for investigation of possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone with intent to distribute, police said Tuesday.

Tippetts had called police on Monday evening after he returned home and found that someone had broken a window, got cut on the glass, and crawled into the house. Tippetts told police the only thing missing was the quarter-pound of marijuana he was selling.

Tippetts also told officers that earlier in the day a man had called him about buying some marijuana, but he was on his way to work and told the caller no.

Tippetts gave police the man's name.

Officers found Richard W. Hight, 23, at his mother's home in Provo. He had a cut on his arm and blood-soaked pants. Police also recovered six ounces of marijuana at the home.

Hight was arrested for investigation of burglary, theft and possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone with intent to distribute and booked into the Utah County jail.


2 Comments:

Blogger SJ said...

You dreamed this up right? Right? Please say right I am at irsk of losing my faith in human intelligence!

February 06, 2006 1:24 AM  
Blogger Uncle Sasquatch said...

Unfortunately, fiction is never as dumb as reality. I found this on my local paper's website in their "Offbeat News" section and had to send it to these fine folks. Now if only stupidity itself was a crime...

February 06, 2006 4:02 AM  

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