You know, I kind of want to feel sorry for Sunith Baheerathan. I mean lots of us get the occasional weed craving, nothing wrong with that. And hey, people post things they ought not on the internet all the time, even ones we know personally. Everybody makes mistakes, right? But tweeting that you’d really like some weed and could somebody please bring some to your work? You’ve got to know that’s not ending well, especially when the cops get hold of it.
An auto shop worker who took to Twitter in search of marijuana scored some unwanted attention from local police and a place in the unemployment line.
On Tuesday morning, Const. Blair McQuillan of York Regional Police noticed a bold tweet from Sunith Baheerathan, who was working a shift at a Mr. Lube in Vaughan, just north of Toronto.
“Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop?” Baheerathan tweeted. “Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff.”
The York Regional Police, who clearly have a sense of humour, decided to have a bit of fun with him. they retweeted his message with a question: “Awesome! Can we come too?” This RT was then RT’d a few thousand times and before you could say anybody got a light, Baheerathan didn’t work at the Mr. Lube anymore.
I’m sure right about now the whatthefuckometre just flew off the scale in a few of you. “I can’t believe those nosey pigs got this dude fired!” you’re saying. “Why don’t they go bust somebody doing something wrong instead of sitting on Twitter like big brother and shit?”
At a different time and under a different set of circumstances I might give you at least some of that argument. People should be able to say things online without having to worry about the man kicking down their door. but at this time and under these circumstances, this one’s all on Baheerathan. Not only did he request a pot delivery to the office, but he did so after having previously tweeted something to the cops. That, as it happens, is how they found his tweet in the first place.
So even though I may have wanted to feel sorry for him, I just can’t. But look on the bright side. the kid could have a bright future ahead of him in the Mayor’s office.