Man arrested after calling police to report his marijuana was stolen

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Man arrested after calling authorities to report his marijuana as stolen

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

An Alabama man who sought law enforcement's help in locating his stolen marijuana was arrested himself.

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In what DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said was a "very uncommon" call to receive, deputies responded Friday to the Mentone Market, where Dante Michael Bellamoli, 21, had placed a call to police asking for help finding his stolen marijuana.

Officers found that Bellamoli was in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office news release. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

"While it is very uncommon for someone to call dispatch about their missing marijuana, our dispatchers field all manner of calls, from cows in the roadway to extremely serious incidents and emergencies," Sheriff Welden said in the news release.

After thanking the county dispatchers for handling Bellamoli's unusual call, Welden said, "It probably wasn't the best decision for this individual to choose to report stolen marijuana, but we were happy to investigate it for him."