Police: Man who reports theft from car left marijuana inside

The Associated Press

TREXLERTOWN, Pa. — Police say a Michigan man who reported money stolen from his car while it was being serviced at a Pennsylvania shop committed a crime of his own: marijuana possession.

Upper Macungie Township police say they found an ounce of marijuana and a pipe in 26-year-old Daniel Young’s vehicle after they were called to investigate his theft report. The Whitmore Lake, Michigan resident told police he thought someone stole $20 from his car while it was being worked on last week.

When police arrived to search the vehicle, they allegedly found the drugs Young forgot he left inside the car.

Online court records show Young is represented by a Lehigh County public defender, but nobody there could comment on his behalf Monday. He faces a preliminary hearing Nov. 28.