Two items from the ever-entertaining police blotters of Northeast Ohio caught our eye this afternoon. Lessons to take away as you go: if you're growing weed in your house, never give anyone an excuse to randomly come in, and don't ever drive drunk. Just don't do it.
First, from Lakewood and the Sun Post Herald:
DANGEROUS DRUGS, EDGEWATER DRIVE: Police were called to an apartment building at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 22 to assist a maintenance man with a problem. Apparently, a resident had discovered water leaking into their apartment from the ceiling. The maintenance man, who deduced the water was coming from the unit of the resident’s upstairs neighbor, couldn’t get the neighbor to come to the door and asked officers to stand by while he entered the unit. Upon gaining entry, it was discovered the water was coming from an overflowing bathtub, which the neighbor was filling before accidentally falling asleep. Unfortunately for the neighbor, it was also discovered that he was growing marijuana in his closet. Police arrested him for cultivation as a result.
Not to be outdone by its neighbor to the east, Westlake ups the ante, via Patch:
A 25-year-old Westlake man was trying to warn fellow drivers of a police cruiser by flashing his high beams at about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Unfortunately, he flashed them right at an oncoming police officer. The officer turned around to see if the man needed help and pulled alongside him at a red light. The driver told the officer that he was just trying to warn other drivers of the police cruiser. The man blew a .135 blood alcohol level and police arrested him for driving under the influence, operators license required and failure to dim headlights.