- — York Regional Police (@YRP)Tue, Aug 13 2013 06:28:37Awesome! Can we come too? MT @Sunith_DB8R Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop? Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff.
- The original tweet was retweeted more than 2,700 times in the first 24 hours and Sunith Baheerathan's twitter handle was trending in Toronto Tuesday night. Baheerathan seemed to be taken aback by all the hoopla.
- — Trendsmap Toronto (@TrendsToronto)Tue, Aug 13 2013 12:06:41
- The resulting furor prompted a flurry of requests from media for interviews.
- Which prompted more disbelief from Baheerathan.
- — Sunith Baheerathan (@Sunith_DB8R)Tue, Aug 13 2013 12:25:52
- Baheerathan's employer, Mr. Lube, soon took notice of the controversy and apparently fired him for the tweet.
- — T.J. Meehan (@TJ_Meehan)Tue, Aug 13 2013 14:26:55
- Baheerathan, who insists the tweet was never meant to be taken seriously, wondered aloud about the priorities of York Region police.
- — Sunith Baheerathan (@Sunith_DB8R)Wed, Aug 14 2013 09:58:02@amankanda9 I've lost complete hope in society man. There's killers/rapists/people missing and all they care about is a dude asking for weed
- — Sunith Baheerathan (@Sunith_DB8R)Wed, Aug 14 2013 10:15:19@amankanda9 Very. Gotta watch what you tweet nowadays, even the freedom of speech & the right to an entitled opinion isn't safe.
- And perhaps there's a lesson to be learned here: Think before you type on social media.
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