The Wichita, Kansas police department suspected that the three bags of marijuana housed at their storage facility—evidence from 2009—had been tampered with. A very serious allegation indeed, and one that prompted a quick and efficient investigation into who had torn into and stolen some of the weed from right under their noses.
Turns out the culprits were small, nimble, crafty…and from the order of mammals known as rodentia.
The Wichita cops concluded that the thieves were mice that had chewed through the bags and ingested the marijuana. Luckily there were no Doritos in evidence storage, or they would have disappeared as well.
Police Lt. Doug Nolte says mice chewed into the bags of marijuana from some 2009 cases, nested in it and ate some.
Nolte says, “We’ve got some mice that are stoners.”
But he also says it’s not that uncommon because marijuana has a strong odor that attracts animals.
Currently the mice are still at large, but it shouldn’t be too long before they’re apprehended…cops just have to follow the sound of uncontrollable mouse giggling.