If You’re Going To Ask A Cop For A Ride To Burger King, Don’t Have Pockets Packed With Pot

This isn’t one of those stories where an incapacitated person makes silly fast food demands of the police and ends up getting arrested. But alas, while it’s nice to know there are cops out there willing to drive your average hungry citizen to Burger King, bringing along your drugs for the ride is not going to go over well in your new carpool.

A 27-year-old man involved in an apparent argument with a cab driver early Sunday morning brought the cops out to look into things, reports the New Jersey Advance.

After things were smoothed over, the passenger asked the officer if he could give him a lift to Burger King on the other side of town, ostensibly because he was hungry.

The officer agreed, and all was well and good… until he informed his new passenger that in order to ride in the patrol car, he’d have to perform a pat-down. Makes sense — you can’t have someone with a weapon in the back of your ride for safety reasons.

That’s when the officer allegedly discovered that the man was packing pot, and had marijuana in his pockets. Needless to say, he did not get to Burger King that night. He was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Man who asked police for ride to Burger King busted for pot, Mount Olive cops say [NJ Advance]