Baby dobs in dad's dope crop
By CLIO FRANCIS - Stuff.co.nz | Thursday, 22 January 2009
An 11-month-old baby called 911 and led police to his "very surprised" father's marijuana plantation.
Police arrived at a Whiterock home, in Western Canada, after they received a silent 911 call, the Agence France Presse reported.
After repeated knocks at the front door went unanswered, officers entered the home.
"The father was very surprised to see us and insisted he hadn't called police," Constable Janelle Canning said.
The officers then noticed his 11-month-old child playing with a cordless phone, pressing buttons randomly.
This solved the mystery, Canning said.
"It appears the baby called us."
Later, following a routine search of the house, police discovered 500 marijuana plants inside two locked rooms.
The 29-year-old father was arrested and faces charges of production of a controlled substance and mischief.
The baby was removed from the home by the Ministry of Children and Family,
He was later released into his mother's custody.