Cops: Brother Hits Brother With ... Pot Plants

Things got a little heated in Florida
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2014 2:35 PM CDT
Marijuana plants are now weapons apparently.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – A Florida man has introduced the nation to a heretofore unrecognized danger of marijuana: its potential as a weapon. A 31-year-old in Polk County faces domestic assault charges after he allegedly pulled 3-foot-long pot plants out of the ground and bashed his brother in the face with them, reports WTSP. Deputies say Rodney Brown and Jackie Brown were arguing at their shared residence when Rodney reached for the cannabis. Police found drug paraphernalia inside the house, too, which means that Rodney (but not Jackie) also faces charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia, reports the Orlando Sentinel. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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