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#1 Hum

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 16:03

It sounds like a stoner's dream, but it's been a bit of a nightmare for a California man who recently got an unexpected FedEx delivery: 11 pounds of marijuana.

George Burton, from Sacramento, Calif., said the FedEx Kinkos box—with his name and return address handwritten on it—was left on his porch Thursday.

Burton and his dog sitter cut it open to find a layer of spray Styrofoam.

"We break into it, I look and say, 'This isn't what I think it is,'" Burton told Sacramento's KXTV.

Burton turned the pot over to police, who believe his address was picked at random. But Burton and his fiancee decided to temporarily leave their home out of fear the intended recipient may resort to violence after discovering the pot—worth about $24,000—is gone.

A sign posted on his front door reads: "Kinkos/FedEx Box Given to Sac Police."

"I'm really concerned someone is going to come looking for this," Burton said. "People have gotten hurt for a lot less than $24,000 worth of marijuana." :ninja:

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#2 A. Destroyer

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 16:05

Why would they turn it in to the police? I would have sold half and kept half.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 16:05

I would be very worried too, dealers tend to not be all mellow like a regular pot user would be

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 16:13

Would have just left it on my doorstep, obviously whoever it was knows the address. How long can he leave his house?

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 16:27

this guy should have said, even if it isn't true, ": ive got surveillance cameras all around the house and the video is transmitted live and stored to the internet".

im sure when the dealers read the story they wont even think of rolling by the neighborhood.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 16:30

^ They could always wear a Mitt Romney mask.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 16:33

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 16:44

Hello Police,

I think you have a package for me :rofl:

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 16:48

Police were quite happy to receive the package as they had nearly run out :laugh: :rolleyes:

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 16:49

Police were quite happy to receive the package as they had nearly run out :laugh: :rolleyes:

Probably true.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 17:46

I think he was probably over reacting to leave his home. I imagine it was all over the news.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 17:51

I think he was probably over reacting to leave his home. I imagine it was all over the news.


Agreed. Unlikely any one would have tried it on with him at his house, especially after he had already informed the police.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 23:28

Police were quite happy to receive the package as they had nearly run out :laugh: :rolleyes:


I think you've solved the case: someone on the Police ordered it.

It was sent to a 'random' address -- no one would think anything of the Police stopping at a house, carrying away a box.

And many people would call the police if they got this kind of delivery. :shifty:

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 23:32

Who'd send pot using FedEx, that's just asking for trouble!

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 23:34

Would have kept it and give i back to whoever would have come to get it back…