A Canadian man tweeted his way out of a job after trying to score a $20 bag of marijuana on Twitter.
The Toronto auto shop worker put out a request for some reefer on the social media outlet:
“Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop? Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff,” tweeted the man using the Twitter handle @Sunith_DB8R.
Unfortunately for the user, the tech-savvy York Regional Police caught wind of the tweet and fired a response.
Awesome! Can we come too? MT @Sunith_DB8R Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop? Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff.
— York Regional Police (@YRP) August 13, 2013
The police forwarded the man’s initial tweet to a member of the board of Mr. Lube, the auto shop.
The man then went on Twitter to try to defend himself with a series of tweets.
“Never knew weed smokers are more wanted in society than shooters & rapists. Big smh to all of y’all,” was his first tweet.
The user then went on to say he was joking about toking:
“People really think I’m serious with my tweets? MANNNNNNNN.”
Eventually, the guilt set in, and he just looked for some compassion from the Twitterverse:
“Can’t lie, stupid move but would y’all have noticed that tweet if YRP didn’t retweet it?”
Keeping it on Twitter, the people at Mr. Lube fired a response from its official account:
@YRP Thank you to the York Regional Police for your help and great work. The matter has now been handled.
— Mr. Lube (@mrlube) August 14, 2013
The unfortunate tweeter eventually wrote “Just got the call of termination,” before cancelling his account. The handle has since been taken over by someone else.
Don’t go around over-sharing on Twitter, it could cost you your job!
Via: CNN, Photo Courtesy: Tumblr