If there's one thing I've learned from heist movies is that the smallest, most seemingly inconsequential details are the ones that are usually responsible for the criminals getting nabbed.
So you sit there and watch the movie, swearing to yourself up and down that you would never make such careless errors if you decided to pursue a life of crime.
And then you'd probably go and get caught because, at the end of the day, we're all human and it's almost impossible to rehearse every scenario in our heads, especially when there are teams of people who get paid to catch criminals who slip up.
Now that fallibility goes both ways: cops make mistakes because they are humans too, but if this story about investigators who noticed a dearth of snow on top of a roof won't dissuade you from trying to make money in non-kosher ways, then I don't know what will.
The Kingsbridge Police department posted this pic of this suspicious-looking roof. Well, it was suspicious to them. To most people, they would probably just think a combination of elemental factors contributed to a lack of snow accumulation in this one spot.
Apparently though, this is a tell-tale sign of a pot grow-house, and something that police departments look out for in the winter time. You know, because marijuana is such a harmful drug and does so much damage to people.
A fact that two cops used to find this massive growhouse in Keighley, Yorkshire, England, uncovering over $100,000 worth of pot, all seemingly because the crooks didn't bother to put some fake snow up on the roof after a storm.
Look at all this awful devil's lettuce.
Kudos to these cops for keeping the streets safe, but real quick, what happens to all this pot?
I mean are the cops really just leaving it in the evidence locker until they bring the people to trial? And if they do bring them to trial, what do they do with it afterwards? Destroy it?
And if they do destroy it, how do they destroy it? Burning it???
Some people were shaking their heads at the criminal's rookie mistake.
While others were proud that two local cops from a small town were able to make sure a big-time bust.
Like most posts on the internet, however, people were just in it for the puns.
The news of their bust has got even more officers looking at rooftops after a snow storm to catch unsuspecting pot-growers.
Top job!!! I expect every cop in the country that reads this will now be scanning rooftops!— Supt South Worcs (@SuptKevPurcell) March 2, 2018
Understandably, there were a lot of people who wanted to know what the big deal with growing pot is anyway?
Ikr? They could be out there looking for ACTUAL drugs instead of a plant 🤷🏼♀️— SkywalkinOnTheseHaters (@TarynElise645) March 2, 2018
Whatever your beliefs on the politics of marijuana legalization are, the fact remains that it was still illegal to grow that much in Yorkshire at the time of the bust, and the officers applied some know-how in making such a big bust.
What do you think?