Man who tweeted for marijuana fired by oil firm - after giving his own workplace as drug deal location

Man who tweeted for marijuana fired by oil firm - after giving his own workplace as drug deal location

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.

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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.'

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