What will it take for people to learn that any and all illegal activity needs to be kept off of Twitter? Sunith Baheerathan, who works—well, worked—as a mechanic at a Mr. Lube near Toronto, sent out a request for weed on Twitter Tuesday morning. It seems as though he needed "a spliff or two" to make it through the day. Apparently, Baheerathan doesn't know that police monitor social media for this type of activity, because the last thing he expected was for the York Regional Police to respond to his tweet:
Awesome! Can we come too? MT @Sunith_DB8R Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop? Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff.— York Regional Police (@YRP) August 13, 2013
Whoever runs their Twitter account has an awesome sense of humor. Thousands of retweets later, Mr. Lube took notice:
@YRP Thank you to the York Regional Police for your help and great work. The matter has now been handled.— Mr. Lube (@mrlube) August 14, 2013
In other words, Baheerathan got the axe. There's a lesson to be learned here: Don't try to solicit marijuana from the Internet, especially while you're at work. The cops and your employer are watching.