All of us have used the excuse “it’s not my weed” at one time or another, but this is the first time we have heard of a person confessing to grand theft auto in order to prove it.
All of the reports circulating around the Internet indicate that Maine police were called out over the weekend in response to several disturbance reports, which ultimately led to the casual pursuit and traffic stop of 25-year-old Douglas Glidden.
When the officer approached the vehicle, he immediately recognized the man sitting behind the wheel and was privy to the fact that his license was suspended and had been for quite sometime. As you can imagine, this contemptuous behavior raised some concerns.
Although, it is not exactly clear what led to a search of Glidden’s vehicle, police did eventually uncover a small stash of grass. However, when the cop asked Glidden about the marijuana, he did what every pot smoking American has done since law enforcement began conducting roadside shakedowns looking for weed -- he said it wasn’t his.
Of course, Glidden’s response was nothing the officer had never heard before… that is until he “told them the marijuana found in the car was not his because he had stolen the car.”
Interestingly, Glidden’s strange confession checked out. Moments after being carted off to the Androscoggin County Jail, the owner of the vehicle reported his ride had been stolen from his home. Yet, he did not mention the weed… and neither did the cops for that matter.
Instead, Glidden took all of the heat; arrested and charged with felony operating under the influence and felony theft. He was also charged with the pot… a civil infraction.
Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in HIGH TIMES, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.