It seemed like a good idea: grow your weed on the rooftop, where the sun shines but no one can see. No one except the cameraman covering a bike race from a moving helicopter, broadcasting the results live!
Catalan cops seized over 40 cannabis plants from a rooftop near Barcelona yesterday thanks to information from an unexpected source: a TV helicopter broadcasting this month’s Vuelta a España. Stage 8 of the race finished in the town of Igualada on Saturday, and as the race made its way through the city streets at the end of the stage, helicopter footage showed a whole bunch of (presumably) dank weed on someone’s rooftop.
Apparently, the cannibis was only noticed when the video hit social media, where rewinding is easier. The owner of the plants has not been found. -via Boing Boing