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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: McGruff Sentenced To 16 Years Reply with quote

McGruff The Crime Dog Actor Sentenced To 16 Years For Pot, Grenade Launcher

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Former McGruff the Crime Dog actor, John R. Morales, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison following his guilty plea three years after police seized 1,000 marijuana plants, 27 weapons – including a grenade launcher, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition from his home.

The man who played the famous “Take a bit out of crime” dog was arrested in 2011 after Galveston police and drug-sniffing dogs pulled over the McGruff actor for speeding, the Houston Chronicle reports. Authorities found diagrams of two indoor pot-growing operations sitting on the front seat, and multiple pot seeds stored in the trunk of his Infinity.

Police raided Morales’ home and found the multitude of marijuana plants, ammunition and weapons, which included a grenade launcher, according to court documents obtained by News Fix Now.

On Monday, the now 41-year-old former actor pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Morales insisted that he was nonviolent, but U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore stated that, “Everything I read about you makes you seem like a scary person.”

McGruff the Crime Dog is a cartoon bloodhound that was created by global advertising company Saatchi & Saatchi and the Ad Council in the early 1980s for the National Crime Prevention Council used by U.S. police in spreading crime awareness. The dog is often played by actors wearing the character’s rain-coat costume as McGruff visits schools, does commercials and engages children through educational videos.


Take a bite out of crime, because he hated competition.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never did believe the rumors. wow.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a government revenue based non-crime.

Glad to see legalization under way.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is wrong with having a grenade launcher at home?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly. No crime was committed.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So... guns are legal in US but if you're in possession of guns at your home you'll be convicted?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So... guns are legal in US but if you're in possession of guns at your home you'll be convicted?


Guns+drugs, or certain types of guns or their ammunition are different sorts of legal issues. Like you can't have a tank with a rocket launcher.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still, such a downfall. A few months ago he was preaching 'Teh Scyentz', and now... in jail. :cry:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

porodzila wrote:
notageek wrote:
So... guns are legal in US but if you're in possession of guns at your home you'll be convicted?


Guns+drugs, or certain types of guns or their ammunition are different sorts of legal issues. Like you can't have a tank with a rocket launcher.
What if I use the tank to store water (or beer (or petrol))?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can do that. You just have to make it so it can't shoot.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shooting water (or beer (or petrol)) is crime?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile in Germany: http://imgace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/meanwhile-in-germany.jpg
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