When a Florida lady reported to police that someone had “stole her marijuana,” which could have been worth as little as $5, she was apprehended and had two open arrest warrants.
According to a police report shared by The Smoking Gun, Lily Rinker, 23, filed the complaint at two in the morning on Thursday from a Best Western in Stuart, a coastal city located 40 miles north of West Palm Beach.
She reported to an arriving police officer that she had just recently met a man named Carlos and that he had taken half a gram of pot out of a larger cache she had in her grinder that was worth as little as $5 to $10. After that, Carlos left her hotel room.
“Rinker stated she did not know what to do so she decided to call the police,” a probable cause affidavit said.
According to the source, police later found that the Jupiter resident had outstanding arrest warrants in Palm Beach County.
According to the article, Rinker was arrested the previous year for hitting her father in the face after he uploaded a photo of her using a vape pen online.
According to a police record, the former golfer for the University of Cincinnati and Eastern Florida State collegiate had taken issue with the picture since “she is a college athlete and could not be seen holding a vape.”
After Rinker was found guilty of DUI earlier this year, he was supposed to appear at a probation violation hearing; as a result, a second warrant was issued.
Although it’s against the law to possess marijuana in the Sunshine State, it wasn’t clear if she was being charged for more than the meager amount—that would be a misdemeanor.
The Post sent a comment, but Rinker did not answer right away.
The event comes after a series of other odd encounters that residents of Florida have had with police.
A self-described drug dealer in Fort Walton Beach called the police in 2017 to claim that someone had taken cocaine from his vehicle.
After being stopped over in Clearwater in 2021, a man was allegedly discovered with bags of cocaine and methamphetamine tied around his penis. He gave the cops a cheesy explanation, saying the parcels “were not his.”After she and her partner allegedly called police to ask for assistance relocating “their belongings” from the Polk County home they were stealing, the lady was charged with narcotics possession last year.