A Mountie always gets his man…but not often as easily as thisPosted: August 15, 2013
I’ve spoken in the past about how I find real life criminals rather disappointing when compared to their more imaginative and flashy fictional counterparts. But sometimes I’d settle for them just not being complete idiots.
Today I read about a Canadian muppet who was having a bad day at work and thought some weed would take the edge off. I’m not going to get into a debate on where I stand on drugs, but let’s just say in this case had the dude just got stoned, I wouldn’t have a problem.
Sadly for the dude involved, one Kunith Baheerathan from Toronto, he had a lapse in common sense and instead of just ringing up his dealer, decided instead to take to Twitter and reach out for anybody who could hook him up and deliver to his workplace. His tweet stated:
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
Local police saw the tweet, and instead of just rocking up and giving the guy crap they instead tweeted to the fool, which was far funnier and :
Awesome! Can we come too? MT @Sunith_DB8R Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop? Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff.
This tweet became incredibly popular, racking up over 5000 retweets and making Baheerathan a bit of a twitter celebrity. Now, the guy had been caught out pretty stupidly and then compounded this by trying to play it off as a gag.
And then even more ill-advisedly attempted to take the moral high ground, criticizing the police for wasting time going after weed smokers, instead of “shooters & rapists”. Hmm, it might just be that the person hired to man their Twitter feed doesn’t get much opportunity to deal with them because they’re not stupid enough to post about their exploits on Twitter, numb nuts.
Joking or not (I don’t think he was joking) Baheerathan’s employees didn’t take too kindly to him inviting drug dealers to visit their place of business and he’s since been fired.
But fair play to the York Regional Police, who showed a sense of humour in dealing with this ass clown and didn’t go OTT about it. Sometimes, firing off a tweet is enough.
So, remember kids, even if you are making a joke:
Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.