Guy Crushed to Death by His Own Marijuana

Drug smuggler had half a ton in his backseat, crashed car

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 4, 2013 8:10 AM CDT | Updated Oct 6, 2013 10:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – Very important lesson for drug traffickers: Do not store your half-ton of weed in the backseat of your car. A Brazilian drug smuggler did just that, police say, and the man was killed when he crashed into a tree while being chased by police ... because the 1,100 pounds of weed came barreling forward and crushed him against the steering wheel. (The Daily Mail has the crazy pictures.)

Federal police started the chase when the man didn't stop at a road block, Jalopnik reports, citing local media. The chase went on for three miles before the as-yet-unidentified man lost control of his car; he was killed instantly. (Click for this week's craziest crimes, including another marijuana-related one.)

In this June 21, 2013 file photo, yellow police crime tape stretches across packages of seized narcotics at a drug burning operation on the outskirts of Panama City.   (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
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