A Florida woman is high on charges after she wiggled out of her handcuffs to eat a bag of weed that a police office had confiscated from her car. But the Mari-dji-uana* wasn't the reason she was arrested in the first place!
Tavish Smith was handcuffed after crashing her car (twice!) while going down a Florida highway the wrong way. After her car was searched and Smith was put into the back of a police car, she made a daring escape that Houdini would have been proud of. (If Houdini had been into eating some of that dank ass kush, brah.)
Apparently, Smith's handcuffs were put on too loosely, so when the officer conducting her arrest put her bag of weed in the front seat and left the car for a few moments, she wiggled her hands out and grabbed her stash. Then, she proceeded to giggle and eat it, as you do. (Or as some people do. I get panic attacks when I even get close to marijuana so I have to put on my imagination hat and cloak of assumption here.) But Smith's plan didn't quite work out when she tried to put her hands back into the cuffs (and shake them all about). When the officer returned, he remarked that the car smelled suspiciously of pot and then asked Smith whether she had been up to something.
"Do you have your handcuffs in front already?" The trooper asked. "Did you slip out?"
Smith said no.
"I could have sworn I just saw you scratch your nose," the trooper said.
"Oh yeah I did," Smith said.
"Stay in your handcuffs please," the trooper said. "I hope that's not why this marijuana bag was open over here. "Bags of weed just don't go missing inside a police car."
I love how calm the police officer sounds here, because it's obvious he's had to deal with something like this in the past. And I guess he figured that since Smith was giggling and eating she probably wasn't going to be a danger anymore, at least not like she was when she was busy crashing her car while going the wrong way on the freeway.
Smith's original misdemeanor charges for minor hit-and-run, DUI and drug possession have been upgraded to a felony for eating evidence.