It’s one thing to accidentally shoot yourself. Much to our chagrin, we see that all too often. But just as Todd Canady demonstrated, there’s always a way to make a bad situation worse. Take John Pardus (above left), for instance. Ol’ John put a .22 round through his hand last Friday morning. And, as usually happens, the police were called when he presented himself for treatment at a local ER in Halifax, FL. He “…told police he accidentally shot himself while handling a .22-caliber handgun he was unfamiliar with and did not know how to make it safe.” But John’s real problems started when he and his wife, Kimberly (above right), invited the constables into their home to safely unload the gun for him . . .
As news-journalonline.com relates:
When police entered the house they smelled marijuana and realized the scent was stronger near the stairwell.
A police supervisor arrived at the scene and officers entered the home and discovered that the smell was stronger as they climbed the stairs. On the second floor, they discovered a room with a foil blanket on the floor with marijuana on it. In a closet, marijuana trees were hanging, drying out, police said.
In another room, police found a tent with marijuana plants in it. The tent was rigged up with an irrigation system, ultraviolet lights and other equipment needed to make an indoor grow house operational.
Police discovered 46 marijuana plants.
D’oh! Maybe the Parduses olfactory senses were so overwhelmed with the aroma of weed they couldn’t smell it any more…and figured the officers wouldn’t either. Or maybe they were just to fried to think much at all.
Kimberly apparently went into great detail describing how she did lots of online research before breaking bad and getting into the chronic production business, but John figured he had a foolproof alibi.
The husband, John Pardus, denied being involved in the marijuana operation and said his wife “is the only person who utilizes the second floor,” investigators said.
Pure genius. Somehow, though, the claim that he’d never been upstairs in his own house wasn’t ultimately persuasive. Just like Kim, John was arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession or use of narcotic paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. You know the rest, right? John will receive our IGOTD award for today – along with our undying admiration for the amount of chutzpah it took to look the cops in the eye and tell them he knew nothing about the ganja operation under his own roof.