Today's award goes to the Bruce Rock Police Force in Australia. A tip o' the hat to reader Snoggeramus for sending me the link.
Police officers in Western Australia have been mocked after they posted a picture online showing off huge bags of marijuana they "seized", but people were quick to point out a glaring issue.
The Bruce Rock Police Force shared the picture on their Twitter account...
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"Can I send you my address? I have some garden clippings I need to get rid of and I can't be bothered fetching the green bin," one user wrote.
"Putting Jim's mowing out of business if you keep this up," another said.
One added: "This is the dumbest thing on the whole internet. This is embarrassing for Australia."
Others suggested that the bags were just filled with the unwanted left overs from product that they either already sold or moved.
"Police have estimated the value of the haul in excess of seven dollars fifty," one person said.
There's more at the link.
Yes, looking at the photograph the cops posted, it's fairly obvious that isn't marijuana:
Either a cop didn't know what he was looking at, or some drug pusher figured he had really stupid clients, who wouldn't recognize that he wasn't selling them what he promised. Either way, I'd like to see any court convict anyone on a narcotics charge for selling those clippings! Maybe they could get them for fraudulent misrepresentation?