Picture this: You're on probation and you've got a meeting with your probation officer at the courthouse for a check-up. Welcome to the story our clueless protagonist: 22-year-old Darren Shelley of Stamford. Shelley showed up for the meeting with the man who literally holds the keys to his freedom reeking of pot. Nonetheless, the officer gave Shelley the benefit of the doubt and stated that he wouldn't be that stupid -- to which Shelley replied that he wasn't a "fool," of course he "didn't bring drugs into the court." He kindly explained that his brother had borrowed the sweatshirt he was wearing and had smoked pot in it. Plausible enough, right?

Wrong. The probation officer's suspicion got the best of him and he conducted an on-the-spot search -- ultimately finding 19 baggies of herb in the man's socks. Now he faces renewed charges for possession with the intent to sell plus an extra $5,000 added to his bond (of which the original one he couldn't pay).

I don't think we even need to point out the lesson here...