Pennsylvania couple sues after police mistake hibiscus for marijuana

Pennsylvania couple sues after police mistake hibiscus for marijuana”

Edward Cramer, 69, and Audrey Cramer, 66, claim Buffalo Township police ransacked their home on October 7 looking for pot after a Nationwide Mutual agent reported he'd seen some while assessing storm damage to their home.

The lawsuit claims officers with assault rifles arrested the couple October 7 and held them for several hours inside a police cruiser, despite both of them telling the officers the plants were actually hibiscus.

Audrey and Edward Cramer are suing their town, three of its police officers and their insurance company after a marijuana bust went wrong at their house because there wasn't any marijuana to be found.

"I was not treated as though I was a human being", Audrey Cramer, 66, told WPXI.

Edward Cramer, 69, said he returned home a half-hour later to find his wife in the back of a police cruiser and officers pointing guns at him.

"They actually ignored me", he said. "They wouldn't even listen".

Edward allegedly asked to show police pictures of hibiscus on the internet repeatedly to prove their innocence. They were eventually released. Township police also declined comment.

The Cramers are seeking monetary and compensatory damages, as well as court costs, according to the Associated Press. Nationwide Insurance declined comment Friday, citing the litigation.

Like this



19 November 2017
Sri Lankan Navy apprehends four Indian fishermen
Earlier, on Friday, Ten Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the island's waters. On Thursday, 10 fishermen from Akkarapettai were arrested while they were fishing off the Point Calimere Coast.

19 November 2017
SNL rips alum Al Franken over sexual misconduct
Didn't the troops in Afghanistan have it hard enough without having to sit through sketch comedy?", he asked. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for an ethics investigation into Franken's behavior.

19 November 2017
Jefferies Group Equities Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for J & J Snack Foods Corp. (JJSF)
Jagdale now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.95 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.94. Public Sector Pension Investment Board grew its ownership by buying 1,762 shares an increase of 22.7% in the quarter.

19 November 2017
New Viral Country Song takes on National Football League player protesters
In fact, McCoy is so serious about the Pledge of Allegiance that he has posted a video of himself saying it online every day for almost two years, sometimes joined by his celebrity friends.

19 November 2017
Purchases 1103 Shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS)
Oakbrook Investments Llc, which manages about $3.64 billion and $1.51B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nike Inc. Amica Mutual Insurance Company decreased Disney Walt Co (DIS) stake by 16.93% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.

19 November 2017
Arsenal, Chelsea chasing Shakhtar Bosman prospect Bernard
Although the trio of English giants would prefer to pick Bernard up for nothing next summer, they could be forced to move for him in January if competition heats up.

19 November 2017
Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) Trading Up - Short Interest Down by -7.42%
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owned about 0.12% of Masco Corporation worth $14,367,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. More important recent Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) news were published by: which released: "Zoetis Inc".

19 November 2017
Palace 'accepts' AFP recommendation to extend Martial Law in Mindanao
Martial law was declared by President Duterte in the entire Mindanao on May 23 to address the terror threat in the island. He said he believed Duterte would not extend martial law in Mindanao based exclusively on his decision.

19 November 2017
Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) Shares Sold by iAB Financial Bank
The company has a market cap of $266,648.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.08, a PEG ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 0.97. Manufacturers Life Insurance Co The stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ:IMKTA).

19 November 2017
Juventus to rest Gianluigi Buffon after World Cup disappointment
He said : "The national team is a future ambition, but right now I'm only focused on Juventus because we have plenty to do together.