March 21, 2008 / 2:40 AM / 10 years ago

Australian's break-in report goes to pot

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man has found himself in trouble after calling police to report that his house had been broken into and some of his cannabis plants stolen.

The 35-year-old man from the southern city of Adelaide called police in the early hours of Tuesday after being woken by intruders who smashed a window and made off with portions of the plants.

Police were unable to locate the burglars but after searching the house, found six cannabis plants in the bedrooms. The man was arrested and charged with drug offences, South Australian state police said in a statement.

“Members of the public are reminded that the growing of cannabis is not only illegal but can also attract other criminal activity such home break-ins and assaults,” the statement said.

Reporting by Jonathan Standing; Editing by David Fogarty

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