Here are some simple rules to follow regarding home invasions.
1. If your home has been burglarized, notify the police.
2. If your home has been burglarized and you're growing $44,000 worth of weed in a spare bedroom, DO NOT notify the police.
These rules (please print this post out and stick it on your fridge) will help you avoid the fate of one Shane Lawrence, a 54-year-old Florida man who was arrested last night after police found him in possession of 110 marijuana plants. Lawrence had called the police to his house after two men allegedly broke into it and tried to rob him. He then gave police permission to search the house, at which point they encountered a spare bedroom being used by Lawrence as a grow room. Very cool.
Lawrence was charged with possession of cultivating marijuana, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of three Bob Marley posters, possession of the entire series of Family Guy on DVD, possession of Prometheus on Blu-Ray, possession of two Skrillex bootleg concert recordings, possession of a Wii with one controller, possession of a stained futon, possession of Hot & Spicy Chex Mix and possession of an Arizona Cranberry Iced Tea.
[via Orlando Sentinel, image via Shutterstock]