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October 6, 2015

"Man 'too high' on marijuana calls Austintown police for help"

The title of this post is the headline of this (amusing?) article from a local Ohio paper that almost reads like a story from The Onion.  Here are the details:

Township police were called to a home Friday night by a man who complained he was “too high” after smoking marijuana. According to a police report, authorities were called to the 100 block of Westminister Avenue at about 5:20 p.m. Friday by a 22-year old male who had smoked the drug.

The officer who responded to the home could hear the man groaning from a room.The officer then found the man lying “on the floor in the fetal position” and “was surrounded by a plethora of Doritos, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and Chips Ahoy cookies,” the report said. The man also told police he couldn’t feel his hands.

A glass pipe with marijuana residue, two packs of rolling papers, two roaches and a glass jar of marijuana were recovered from the man’s car after he gave the keys to police.

The man declined medical treatment at the home Friday night.  Austintown police have not charged the man in the incident as of late Monday morning.

I am tempted to react to this story by wondering aloud if the cop-calling, worried-weed consumer has twice enjoyed (white?) privilege by (1) thinking he could seek help from the police for his pot problem, and (2) for not yet getting arrested or charged for his various crimes. But rather than turn this story serious, I will instead just request that readers help me imagine funnier headlines for this tale of foolishness.

October 6, 2015 at 04:19 PM | Permalink


The "Roper Doper" worked for Ali, why not this dude.

Posted by: MidWestGuy | Oct 6, 2015 6:17:37 PM

Sounds like it's from "The Onion"

Posted by: beth | Oct 6, 2015 6:39:50 PM

Local Man Overdoses on Marijuana, Has a Snack and Groans for a Bit, Makes Full Recovery

Posted by: Ryan | Oct 6, 2015 7:25:09 PM

Pot Crazed Local Man Bemoans His Predicament or Dorito Bandit Stikes Again

Posted by: Fred | Oct 6, 2015 7:50:26 PM

Help, I've Fallen and I Can't Find Up!

Posted by: albeed | Oct 7, 2015 9:10:37 AM

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