Callosa man arrested after reporting marijuana plant theft
The man was tapping into the electricity supply of his neighbour to cultivate his crop
Officers of the Policía Local of Callosa de Segura made an unusual arrest on Friday morning when they were called out to investigate a loud argument which had been reported by residents in one of the properties close to their homes.
On arrival at the scene of the discussion they found that one of the men involved claimed to have been attacked by individuals who had stolen his plants, and after treating him for his injuries they carried out a search of the home where the incident had occurred. It was at this point that they found that the burglars, far from targeting geraniums or tulips, had in fact been interested in the numerous marijuana plants in the building, where materials such as spotlights, transformers, fertilizer and other items belonging to the keen amateur gardener were also discovered.
There were also clear signs of the violent encounter which had taken place, with pots and earth strewn all over the floor, and the victim of the theft and violence made it clear that he wished to make a formal declaration of the crime. This he did at the local Guardia headquarters, but at the same time he himself was handcuffed and placed under arrest.
It later emerged, as is so often the case, that the lighting, heating and ventilation systems he used for his plantation were powered with electricity which was being obtained illegally by tapping into the mains network: in this way, all of the electricity costs of his activity were in fact being paid for by one of his neighbours, who will now be relieved to see a significant drop in his monthly bill!