New Dad Celebrates—By Smoking Pot in the Hospital

Police are summoned, he 'fesses up
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2010 12:21 PM CST
New Dad Celebrates—By Smoking Pot in the Hospital
It's a boy!   (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

(Newser) – Forget cigars. One Pennsylvania dad decided he’d celebrate the impending birth of his kid by lighting up a joint with a buddy—right in the hospital, the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. He was considerate enough to use the designated smoking area, but a nurse, catching a whiff of the distinctive odor, alerted hospital security, who called the police.

The new dad instantly confessed. “I’m having a baby and wanted to get a buzz,” he told the policeman, reaching into his shoe to pull out a baggie of what appeared to be weed. The officer told him he’d be charged with possession of marijuana, but so far no charges have been filed. The man was released to a family member, and kicked out of the hospital. (Read more marijuana stories.)

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