Pizzaman Calls Cops on Medical Marijuana User

October 5, 2011

Depending on your point of view, you might find this Papa John's deliveryman an overzealous busybody or a concerned citizen trying to protect a child. Police were called to a house in Aurora, Colorado after a pizza deliveryman notified police about a man, Frederick Smith, smoking marijuana in front of a small child. 

When the driver approached the home, he smelled marijuana and also observed a small child. Police responded and conducted a child welfare check. No charges were filed. 

Smith has a prescription for medical marijuana use and denied smoking in front of his child. He is currently considering a lawsuit against Papa John's for slander (which experts believe he would lose). 

"Papa John's of Colorado wants to stand behind the decision that this delivery driver made. He was acting as a concerned citizen and for what he believes was the best interests of our community," Papa John's said in a statement. 

"I was astounded that a pizza driver of all people would be the person to start trouble about medical marijuana," Smith said. 

What do you think? Did the driver act appropriately? 

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Galindo's picture

I guess Mr. Smith was smoking marijuana, and the child was there, how else would the delivery man would have found he used marijuana or that there was a child in the house? And yes, I think he did the right thing. Cheers to the delivery man, and to Papa John's for standing up for him.

Mamudoski's picture

what can I do, they have some kids too that play around them while they smoke marihuana, if they do not care for their kids I do. please do not legalize marihuana to be smoked in front or around kids.