Drug Dealer Carrying 1,000 Joints Arrested After Mistaking A Police Car For A Taxi

We've all been guilty of trying to climb into a taxi while sozzled on a night out only to find that it wasn't ours.

But this Danish drug dealer made a spectacularly bad call while trying to get home, climbing into a police car he thought was a taxi while he was carrying over 1,000 spliffs.

The drug dealer, who was picked up in the Christiana district of Copenhagen, was very quickly arrested and can now look forward to spending Christmas in a cell. Unlucky, pal.

"Last night a cannabis dealer from Christiana who wanted to get home quickly got into a taxi. He received a big surprise when he realised it was actually a police car he was sitting in," Copenhagen Police wrote on Twitter, according to The Local.

"The police officers were happy to see him, since he was carrying around 1,000 joints."

To make matters worse for the dimwitted dealer, police have confirmed that he will now likely face a lengthy stint in prison. Bet he wishes he'd just ordered an Uber now.

Police have upped their presence in Christiana in recent years to tackle the area's booming weed trade.

The area was set up by hippie squatters in 1971 and is known for being Copenhagen's alternative enclave, so it's no surprise that the place has a lot of drugs floating around.

Cops are now conducting regular raids on properties and are even using drones as they look to clamp down on drug dealing in the area.

This past week a police raid in Christiana led to several traders' stands being trashed and several kilograms of hash being confiscated.

Unsurprisingly, this isn't the only instance lately that idiotic drug dealers have given themselves up so easily to cops in this way.

Just last year, two drug mules in Idaho, USA, gave themselves up to police after getting spooked and mistakenly thinking they were being tailed by a cop car.

The pair were carrying over 20 pounds of pot in their car before they did the good thing and turned themselves in.

It also happened in 2009 when a teenage drug dealer in the state of Texas stupidly tried selling his weed door-to-door, only to find one of his clients was an off-duty police officer.

If there's anything to learn from this scenario, do make sure it's your taxi before you get in. Otherwise it might not be a ride home that you get, but a trip to the slammer instead.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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