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Dad Torches Pot Plants, Son Calls Cops on Him

Young man was 'indignant and enraged' over his 'prized cannabis'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2016 12:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – A young man from Australia got into it with his dad Tuesday night and ended up placing a phone call that has police shaking their heads, the Guardian reports. When cops showed up at the Humpty Doo home in the Northern Territory, the "indignant and enraged" son threw his dad under the bus for what he saw as the ultimate crime: chucking his "prized cannabis plants" into a bonfire after they'd argued. "He seemed to believe that the destruction of the [pot] was far worse than the possession," officer Louise Jorgensen says. Per ABC Australia, the son collected some belongings and went to stay with other family members, but he's not expected to face charges, even though it's illegal to grow or possess pot. "The evidence has been destroyed, as has the son's reputation," Jorgensen notes. (Perhaps he was growing it to help Alzheimer's patients.)

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