Sometimes when money is tight during the holidays you have to improvise. Instead of having a giant roasted turkey for Christmas dinner you grab a Costco rotisserie chicken because they’re on sale for $5 a bird, and rather than waste $50 on a Christmas tree you print out some good ol’ Christmas tree clip-part straight outta Microsoft Word and tape it to the wall where you want all the Christmas gifts to congregate. Is it fancy? No, but does it get the job done? Technically.
Angelica Navarro Pereira knows what I’m talking about. Girlfriend either didn’t have the time, money, or the fucks to get a Christmast tree, so instead she used what was already readily available around her:
A giant potted marijuana plant.
A mum who boasted to neighbours that she had the ‘best Christmas tree in the world’ was busted by police – who revealed that it wasn’t a fir tree at all, but a gigantic marijuana plant.
As Angelica Navarro Pereira, 50, was dragged away by police, her neighbour Renato Quinonez Alfaro, 55, said: ‘Thinking about it, she didn’t invite me in to see her tree.
‘When I spoke to her yesterday she said her children were going to really enjoy Christmas this year and that she had the best tree in the world.
‘I don’t remember seeing her taking one in. Now I know why.’
— aaron (@aaronhubbman22) December 9, 2014
Police had been investigating Pereira for over a month, and for good reason too. At the time of her arrest, she had over $3,000 in cash, 21 marijuana plants, two homemade shotguns and 29 bags of “drugs.” While the authorities reportedly had expected to find “some” drugs, “…the last thing we expected to see was one of the plants being used as a Christmas tree.”
Sometimes ya just gotta make do with what’cha got, and if what’cha got is a giant marijuana plant…well, I can’t say I wouldn’t do the same.