Man from Humpty Doo calls police after dad burns cannabis crop

Son complains that his 'prized plants' have been destroyed - and other tall tales


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Son grasses his father up for burning cannabis crop

An Australian man from the Northern Territory town of Humpty Doo has called police to complain that his father set fire to his marijuana crop. According to police, the father and son had been fighting for some time before the father took revenge by burning his son's "prized cannabis plants". Police say the son seemed to believe that was a worse crime than possessing the illegal plants. However, as any evidence of the crop was destroyed in the fire, no charges have been laid.

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Thirty people brawl at New York Walmart

Police in New York have reported several arrests after a wild 30-person brawl broke out in a Walmart car park. Authorities say the fight was sparked by two 17-year-olds making fun of a 24-year-old woman's dress. Several people were seen running into the Walmart's sporting goods section to take baseball bats to use in the fight and a 17-year-old girl was arrested for throwing a can of food at a 52-year-old man.

Pokemon Go sends players to police station

Police in Australia's Northern Territory have been forced to issue a statement after scores of people playing the new Pokemon Go mobile phone game turned up at one of their local stations. The mobile game encourages players to use their smartphones' GPS and back-facing cameras to catch virtual Pokemon in real world locations – one of which is located at Darwin's main police centre. "For those budding Pokemon Trainers out there using Pokemon Go - whilst the Darwin Police Station may feature as a Pokestop, please be advised that you don't actually have to step inside in order to gain the pokeballs," the statement said. "It's also a good idea to look up, away from your phone and both ways before crossing the street. That Sandshrew isn't going anywhere fast. Stay safe and catch 'em all!"

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