Guy Tweets Pot Request, Cops Tweet Him Back

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

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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