Guy Tweets Pot Request, Cops Tweet Him Back
'Awesome! Can we come too'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 15, 2013 9:09 AM CDT
A man was fired after asking for drugs on Twitter.   (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)

(Newser) – Twitter, it seems, might not be the best place to conduct your weed-related transactions. A worker at an auto shop near Toronto has lost his job after tweeting for pot to be brought to his workplace. "Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop? Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff," Sunith Baheerathan posted. He got an enthusiastic reply—from police, the Canadian Press reports via the Globe and Mail. "Awesome! Can we come too?" tweeted the York Regional Police. The conversation became a trending topic in the region.

Baheerathan's firing also became clear through Twitter, where he announced it to a friend. A coworker wouldn't say whether the firing was directly related to his less-than-smooth transaction. Meanwhile, Baheerathan offered further thoughts on the matter: "I've lost complete hope in society man," he tweeted. "There's killers/rapists/people missing and all they care about is a dude asking for weed." His Twitter account has perhaps wisely been converted to private, USA Today notes. (The York Regional Police have a number of other gems on its Twitter feed.)

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Aug 15, 2013 10:53 PM CDT
Let me break this down. Dude was freaking stupid for requesting while he was at work. You could go as far as saying moronic for twitting it out in cyber space. Where you can almost bet everything is being watched by our not so best friends. There need not be any question on whether the guy was out of line for seeking it out. Pick your poison. But please do not feel the need to reflect your personal opinions on someone else's actions. Thing that sucks is the fact it is still highly illegal in too much of the planet. To the point people are fed up and willing to risk their freedom for their SANITY. We should all be free to smoke the weed. Dont be a jack ass and tweet a request in a world that is not fully friendly. You cant fix stupid ALL THE TIME.
Aug 15, 2013 3:17 PM CDT
Enough with victimless crimes!
Aug 15, 2013 2:14 PM CDT
Go to youtube and type in. [ medical cannabis-educational documentary ] at least educate yourself on the subject.