Police Mistaken Hibiscus As Marijuana Plant

November 20, 2017


It's a case of mistaken identity as a couple were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana.  Edward and Audrey Cramer had called in an insurance adjustor to come review damage to their property from a fallen tree in Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania. However the adjuster ended up calling police to the home after seeing a towering plant to which he though was marijuana.  66-year old Audrey Cramer says she was partially dressed when police knocked on her door, with guns pointed and would not let her put on pants before she was handcuffed. Her husband, 69-year old Edward said he returned home 30 minutes after police arrived to find his wife in the back of a police cruiser and officers pointing guns at him. He also was placed in the cruiser despite trying to convince the officers the plants were hibiscus. Eventually the couple was released and now are suing the police department for monetary and compensatory damages.

SOURCE: New York Post

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