Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Green thumb grannies

Every once in a while, you hear about an old woman who goes back to college. This isn't quite as inspirational, although they were engaging in college student behavior:
Aleen Lam, 72, and Virginia Chan Pon, 65, were arrested Friday after neighbors called police to report a burglary, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

When officers arrived, they found the door had been kicked in and nobody was home.

Through the broken door, police could see marijuana growing inside the house, Wagstaffe said.

Police obtained a search warrant and found 800 marijuana plants, $3,000 in cash and an electrical bypass that allowed the women to tap into a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power line to steal electricity, Wagstaffe said.

"This has not happened in the 34 years that I've been here," he said in describing the operation and the suspects' ages.
Well, with the Baby Boomers hitting their golden years, you might want to get used to it.

(You know, because there will be more cases of glaucoma.)

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