Its been reported in Prince Edward Island in Canada this month that three wood-be thieves were arrested trying to steal a whole hops harvest under the mistaken belief it was the illegal plant marijuana.
The bunglers were noticed by the farmer in his fields who quickly called the local police who promptly arrested two men and a woman.
The thieves caused a fair bit of damage to crop which was ready to be sold to a local brewery.
Warren Jesse Howatt, 23 was charged with breaking and entering and was held in jail. The other two suspects were also charged but later released to appear in court at a later date.
Ironically there is a legal marijuana farm in the area growing legal cannabis for medical use. Mabye next time the thieves should bring a plant guide with them.