I Just Don’t Baguette This One.
Man Accused Of Trying To Sell ‘Bread-Ball’ Crack At Nursing Home
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 22-year-old man is accused of balling up pieces of bread and trying to sell them as crack cocaine to senior citizens in a Florida nursing home. Investigators said Hillmon Arnold tried to sell the fake cocaine at the Golden Retreat Center on Moncrief Road.
“He was trying to sell these pieces of crack for $5 apiece to these elderly citizens and, clearly, trying to take advantage of them because he knew they received their checks on the 10th of every month,” JSO spokeswoman Melissa Bujeda said.
Even though what he was selling was not an illegal substance, he was still breaking a law: sale/manufacture/delivery or possession of a counterfeit control substance — a third-degree felony.
In addition to the counterfeit drug charge, Arnold was also charged with resisting arrest without violence. He was booked into the Duval County jail and held on $52,500 bond.
Thembi Says: This news item really puzzles me. You see, I’ve been balling up bread for most of my life (I dunno, call it a fat kid thing) and never once have I thought that it looked like crack. However, if I were elderly with poor vision I might believe that it COULD be crack. In fact, if I were elderly AND a crackhead I may believe that any old thing that fit in my pipe were crack. Now, from Hillmon’s side this is even more troubling. If I were trying to sell fake crack so that I could get me some real crack, I’d feel SO ridiculous catching a felony over it and STILL having no crack to show for my little stunt. FURTHERMORE, it looks like people really BE doctoring up some fake crack, but making it out of bread? What was he, high as hell watching Hansel & Gretel? Has it really come to this?