Saturday, September 4, 2010
Really Dumb-Ass Montana Teen
Montana teen accidentally texts sheriff to buy pot
Sep 03 2010
HELENA, Mont. — General rule of thumb: when trying to buy marijuana, don't text the sheriff. Authorities said a Helena teen entered a wrong number and inadvertently sent a message to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, saying "Hey Dawg, do you have a $20 I can buy right now?"
A detective pretending to be the dealer organized a meeting at a time when the boy knew he and another teen would be at a particular store.
The detective spotted two teenage boys and one of the boy's fathers _ who was unaware of what was going on _ at the store. He called the phone number three times to make sure he had the right person. Dutton said when the detective showed the teens his badge, one of the boys fainted.
No citations were issued after the parents of the boys, who were 15 and 16, got involved. They promised to "whup those boys within an inch of their lives," according to a prerecorded message made by a local radio broadcaster who is friends with the boys' parents. After reviewing the message CPS moved to take the boys into state custody until they reach the age of 18.
Some, not all, Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com