A Pennsylvania man found himself behind bars on Saturday night when he was caught stealing a bag of marijuana from the local police station. The reason for his attempted theft? He said the pot smelled so good he could resist it.
David Allan Thompson was placed under arrest by the Charleroi Regional police department for swiping the drugs, which were supposed to be logged as evidence in another case according to the Observer-Reporter.
Officer David Kimball filed a police affidavit with District Judge Jay Weller saying that Thompson came to him to offer information on a an unrelated case. Kimball said, at one point during their conversation, Thompson followed him into a room where the weed was being kept on a counter. Kimball then escorted Thompson back to the other area. When he went back to the room where the weed was, he noticed it was gone.
Kimball asked one of the other officers where the evidence was, and then he and another officer ran outside to find Thompson. When they tracked him down, they ran up to him and asked where the weed was. Thompson opened his left hand and was promptly arrested. He also had a marijuana pipe in his pocket.
The police said when they brought Thompson back to the station he was very apologetic, saying:
“I just couldn’t help myself. That bud smelled so good.”
He also told the police that he couldn’t believe they were arresting him for “taking a little bit of weed,” especially since he had stopped by to give them information.
Thompson went before Judge Weller and was charged with theft, receiving stolen property, tampering with or fabricating evidence, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.