Smoke Fake Grass and You Might Eat the Real Thing
Blend had an NJ pair all mixed up.
Everyone knows smoking real pot can get you in trouble with the law. But apparently, smoking the fake stuff can get you in trouble with your landscaper.
At least, that's what we imagine might have happened to two men South Brunswick Police met recently. The Kendall Park pair called 911 to say they were in need of help after smoking an herbal blend called K2, ofter described as a "synthetic cannibis." The Drug Enforcement Agency has been closely investigating synthetic cannabis and several states have already banned its usage.
From South Brunswick Patch's report: "According to police, one of the men could not stop moving around his front yard and the other man began to throw up after he ate some grass." They were talking about the kind found in the lawn, not the type found hiding under your mattress.
It seems some people will do anything for a little grass.
Each Monday, Patch takes a peek at some of the more surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs." Some of the other reports:
Not Where You Want to Be, If You're an Animal: Clark police are investigating what appears to be a ritual site, complete with animal remains. Children found and reported a five-foot-tall stick structure topped with what appeared to be a deer or goat skull. Beneath the structure was a rock slab with a large red circle containing an X drawn in red, animal bones staked into the ground, two smaller animal skulls, an American flag planted in the ground, a white hardhat, scattered old tires and a rusted metal bucket. Near the path leading to the site were a few white animal feathers. What's even stranger (or perhaps not, depending on your point of view): police say these sites aren't actually all that uncommon at all.
Try to Say "Bear Spotted at Berliss Bearing" Three Times Fast: That was the headline in Livingston Patch, for its story about a black bear that showed up, seemingly confused and scared, in the bearing company's parking lot. Employees there may know a lot about bearings, but perhaps not so much about bears. “I tried to stare him down like Davey Crockett but it didn’t work. So I got in my car and drove off,” one told Patch.
"We are What We Pretend to be, So We Must be Careful About What We Pretend to Be:" A man who allegedly presented a fake driver's license to Lawrence Township police quickly confessed to the deception after he learned that the man he was pretending to be was actually wanted by authorities, police said. The man was arrested and charged with hindering apprehension for allegedly lying about his identity.
Take Two Asprin, and Your Own Driver's Test: Two women were arrested and charged with tampering with public records after one of them allegedly pretended to be the other in order to take a driving test at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Bakers Basin facility in Lawrence Township. The reason given once the alleged deception was uncovered? The woman hoping to receive a license that day (with her friend's test-taking skill) said she had a headache, police report.
A Tree Grows in Westfield (But Doesn't Stay There): A Westfield resident recently noticed something a bit out of place—someone dug up a red peony tree from the resident's property and took it away. The tree is valued at about $250 (though we can think of at least one person who'd say it's invaluable). Police are trying to get to the root of the crime. (We know, we know. Sorry).