Man who tweeted for marijuana fired by oil firm - after giving his own workplace as drug deal location
Sunith Baheerathan posted on Twitter asking for drug dealers to bring their 'product' to a Mr Lube location in Toronto
An oil firm employee who tweeted about searching for marijuana found himself fired - after giving his own workplace as the address for drug dealers.
Sunith Baheerathan posted on Twitter asking for prospective weed sellers to bring their 'product' to a Mr Lube location in Toronto.
His social media activity went viral, however, when his marijuana request was spotted by police, who tweeted back to him: 'Awesome! Can we come too?'
Baheerathan had openly tweeted about his craving for marijuana at work, and appealed for any dealers in the area to stop by.
He wrote: 'Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop? Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff'
The brazen tweet soon became a Twitter sensation, however, when York Regional Police's official page contributed to the conversation.
Within minutes the exchange had become a trending topic on Twitter, and Baheerathan soon found himself out of work when his employers caught on to his shameless activity.
A tweet from the Mr Lube Twitter account was posted shortly after the exchange, saying: 'Thank you to the York Regional Police for your help and great work. The matter has now been handled.'
Baheerathan tweeted to a friend later: 'Just got the call of termination.'
He appeared to defend his tweeting in the aftermath of the exchange, posting a number of messages berating the decision to fire him.
Awesome! 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.
— York Regional Police (@YRP) August 13, 2013
@YRP Thank you to the York Regional Police for your help and great work. The matter has now been handled.
— Mr. Lube (@mrlube) August 14, 2013
He wrote: '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.
'Gotta watch what you tweet nowadays, even the freedom of speech & the right to an entitled opinion isn't safe,' read another.'