It’s just a little pinch, nobody will notice — right? Ricardo Flores was wrong about that.
After the police department seized some marijuana plants from a house in Winter Haven, Florida, Flores was helping unload the haul from a truck. That’s when he got the bright idea to pinch and pocket a bud from one of the plants.
Another officer saw him take the bud and ratted him out. Flores was forced to give the bud back and was arrested and charged with petit theft, possession of marijuana and burglary of a conveyance. Oh, and he was also suspended from his job, pending an internal investigation.
Hardly worth all this, considering he could have just bought a bud on the street for less than $10.