You know that horrible feeling when you realise you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time?
That’s apparently what this young man experienced when he was caught carrying a suspicious plant outside a known cannabis farm.
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The hilarious moment happened as KMTV reporter Cameron Tucker filmed a report outside a thatched cottage where a couple had grown 88 cannabis plants.
Yvette and Neil Hartley were spared jail after police discovered their collection of weed inside their £500,000 home in Hoath, Kent.
As Cameron discussed the case, the youth appeared from behind a neighbouring cottage – before realising what was going on and suddenly doing a runner.
The scene is made even funnier as the confused reporter turns around at the perfect moment to watch the young man run past him with the tall, leafy plant.
Kent Police said they are aware of the clip but are not aware of any crimes being committed.
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Neil Hartley, 45, and Yvette Hartley, 48, both pleaded guilty to producing the Class B drug at Canterbury Crown Court.
But Recorder Jonathan Davies took pity on the couple and spared them an immediate jail sentence.
He said: ‘You risked their futures by your conduct because you must have known the consequences of what you were doing.
‘I am not sure if either of you has ever told the truth about this operation, which would have involved daily attention and was done for financial reasons.
‘I suspect the cannabis oil was just a smokescreen to cover up the nature of it.’
The Hartleys were each handed 22-month sentences, suspended for two years, and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.
The couple, who have since moved, were also told they had to remain at their home under a 12-week night-time curfew order.
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